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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Land Shark

Land Shark

Fall 2015 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 5 yrs.
Author: Beth Ferry
Illustrator: Ben Mantle
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452124582
Hardcover Price: $16.99

"Step 1: Convince parents. Step 2: Get shark." Bobby's birthday is coming up, and more than anything, he wants his own pet shark. Any kind will do, as long as it's big and toothy. He's not at all happy to discover that his gift is a cuddly puppy instead. It takes awhile, but in author Beth Ferry's humorous picture book, with lively illustrations by Ben Mantle, Bobby is eventually won over by the adorable-and toothy-little pup. Besides, there's always next year ...

Lynne Heffley   ©2015 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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