It’s a funny and super cute story by Bruce Hale and Guy Francis. Clark, the shark is energetic, enthusiastic, and upbeat about everything in his life. He loves his school, he loves his friend, heck, he even loves his meals! Sounds all so good, isn’t it? Well, there is a small problem here – he loves everything little too much and goes overboard which might not be liked by his friends and teachers in school.
Truth be told, I personally love the fact that Clark is such a bundle of high energy and is so eager to mingle with everyone :). But I also get the point about this story as to how at times, we need to understand others’ perspectives, their likes and dislikes too.
It’s a wonderful story to teach kids about diversity and inclusion, how each one of us is different and yet unique in our own sweet way.
It also makes an interesting read to tell kids about certain behaviors that we need to keep in mind when we are at places like schools or parks.
Cute illustrations, rhyming language, Clark, the shark has everything in it to make it a super fun storybook for kids below 8 years age group.
And as we have mentioned earlier, during the lockdown, we’re trying to recommend books for which read-aloud versions are available. You can listen to this very funny story in the voice of Chris Pine at Storyline Online here. Chris Pine has done an amazing job narrating this story, I and my son watched it with a grin on our face :).
Do give it a try and let us know if you liked it.
Author: Bruce Hale
Illustrator: Guy Francis
Suitable for: 4 – 8 years
Available on Amazon here.
In case you would like to read another story about celebrating uniqueness, we recommend you give Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies a try.
There are other books in Clark The Shark series, and we will be posting a quick review of them soon.