Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Fin-tastic Finish (Shark School #5) by Davy Ocean -ADVISABLE

Ocean, Davy  A Fin-tastic Finish (Shark School #5) 139 pgs. Aladdin, 2014 $5.99  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Harry Hammer is a big fan of the Olimpet gold medal winner Tiger shark Turbo Tex, the fasted shark in the ocean. Turns out his summer camp has a competition theme and there is even a Tiger Shark his own age there. Harry is determined to make friends with Tony and learn some fast swimming moves. But Tony just ignores him and nothing goes as planned. Features illustrations on almost every page.
I think this was a great read that young readers will enjoy its humor and especially its shark theme. The cover is appealing as well. Perfect for 2-3 graders looking for a tiny step up from an easy chapter book. This was my first time with this series and this was book 5, but it could function as a stand alone, which was nice for me and easier for readers in the lower grades who don’t understand what a series means or bother to look for the book number.

EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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