Hale, Bruce Clark the Shark Takes Heart Illustrated by Guy Francis Harper, 2015. PICTURE BOOK $17.99 Content: G.
Clark likes Anna Angelfish and wants to show her in a big way. After trying many different and unsuccessful signs of devotion, he finds a heart shaped seashell on the floor of the ocean. He presents the shell to Anna and tells her he likes her and they become good friends—holding hands friends.
The illustrations are cartoonish and colorful, but not especially great. Clark’s antics at getting Anna’s attention are cute and funny. My boys liked the storyline, even though I found it predictable, but then again any books with sea creatures, especially sharks, gets my boys attention. It’s got a Valentine’s feel to it.
EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.