Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Clark the Shark Dares to Share by Bruce Hale - OPTIONAL

Hale, Bruce  Clark the Shark Dares to Share  Illustrated by Guy Francis  Harper, 2014.  $17.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  

Clark is confused about what it means to share.  Sometimes we are supposed to share, such as when playing with toys, but other times we aren’t supposed to share, like when it’s someone else’s turn at show and tell.  Clark makes his friends mad when he doesn’t follow the rules of sharing, but eventually he figures out the difference.  

The illustrations are cute smiling sharks and the story line is engaging.  I worry that the message of when it is okay to share and when it’s not isn’t explained very well and felt rushed.  It’s a good idea, but not executed clearly. 

 EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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