Every beachgoer knows that there's nothing more terrifying than a... SHARRRK! But this shark is just misunderstood, or is he? In a wholly original, sidesplittingly funny story, New York Times bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Scott Magoon take this perennial theme and turn it on its (hammer)head with a brand-new cheeky character.
The filming of an underwater TV show goes awry when the crew gets interrupted by a... SHARRRK! Poor Shark, he wasn't trying to scare them, he's just misunderstood! Then he's accused of trying to eat a fish. Will Shark ever catch a break? After all, he wasn't going to eat the fish, he was just showing it his new tooth! Or was he? Explosively funny, extraordinarily clever, and even full of fun shark facts, this surprisingly endearing story gets to the heart of what it feels like to be misunderstood by the people around you. With a surprise twist ending, our Misunderstood Shark will have kids rolling with laughter!
Ame Dyckman is the award-winning author of picture books Boy + Bot
, Tea Party Rules
, the New York Times
bestselling Wolfie the Bunny
, Horrible Bear!
, and You Don't Want a Unicorn!
Ame lives in central New Jersey with her family, and, of course, the characters from her stories. She's currently building a homemade swimming pool for the protagonist of her upcoming series, Misunderstood Shark -- mostly so she can have her bathtub back.
Scott Magoon grew up in New England, and still lives in Boston with his family. He's an art director, designer, and illustrator, and he loves making books for kids. He's the illustrator of the bestselling Nuts series with author Eric Litwin; Spoon
, both written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; and I Will Not Eat You
by author Adam Lehrhaupt. He's also written and illustrated Breathe
and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot