This is an imaginative story with very appealing illustrations. I think it’s a good “summer” story, with a twist on sharks as the main characters. Kids are fascinated by sharks, so I think this is a winner.
32 pages Ages 4-7 978-0062243010
Recommended by: Nancy Neilson, Retired Principal, Baltimore City Schools
From the Greenwillow (Harper Collins): Flip and Fin, the irrepressible sand shark twins, want to save the day—just like their favorite TV superheroes. So off to the beach they go, for a bright, funny adventure that will tickle fans of Finding Nemo and SpongeBob SquarePants.
Faster than a sailfish! Tougher than a clamshell! Inspired by their favorite TV characters, Flip and Fin are determined to save someone’s day. But whose? They swim right to the shoreline with their two best friends, ready to find someone in peril. And when they get there . . . Aaaaaah! Shaaaaark! What could all the people on the beach be afraid of? It’s a job for the super sharks! This fish-in-the-water adventure is full of goofy humor, and young readers will delight in figuring out what’s so scary long before Flip and Fin do. The perfect pick for summertime—and Shark Week—story times. Includes a glossary of facts about sand sharks.