Shark in the Park! by Nick Sharratt

Shark in the Park!

Written by Nick Sharratt

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Who can resist a peep through Timothy Pope’s brand new telescope? What can you see? Could it be the Shark in the Park? It’s amazing what you can see as you look through the clever cut outs in this brightly coloured board book. Dare to scared by taking a peep…and enjoy all the things which turn out to be harmless, too.


Shark in the Park! by Nick Sharratt

A funny picture book from the talented illustrator and writer Nick Sharratt, following Timothy Pope on a trip through the park. Is that really a shark he can see? Turn the page and find out...

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This crafty interactive picture book is 100% bliss and very toothsome indeed ... The very young will enjoy all the changes of perspective and the jokes ... A book that will have them squealing with delight -- Lyn Gardner Guardian The hole in the page in Shark in the Park is the best use of this apparently simple device since PEEPO! by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Sharratt's upbeat illustrations and rhyming, rhthymical text ... Simple and satisfying, with audience participation guaranteed -- Jill Slotover Financial Times Bliss! , will be the reaction from Sharratt's many young fans: 15 pages of crisp design, nifty cut-outs, visual thrills and a pacy tale of what a little boy sees through his telescope -- Sally Williams Independent on Sunday Sharratt's use of die-cut components is very clever. The bold cartoon illustrations use a two-dimensional plane that perfectly accentuates critical aspects of the images. Contains the kind of humour that pre-schoolers find so very funny ... jolly good fun Books for Keeps Shark in the Park is an unequivocal success ... the book is infused with a rather exhilarating sense of wonder and encouragement to explore new ways of looking at the world -- Magda Healey

About the Author

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt is an established illustrator who lives and works in Brighton. He has won many awards including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award (1996, 1997, 2000 and 2001), the Red House Children’s Book Award (1997, 2001 and 2003), the Smarties Book Prize (2000), the Kate Greenaway Medal (2003) and the Blue Peter Award (2003).

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Nick Sharratt’s big and bold illustrations leap off the page and delight very young readers with their cheerful simplicity. The sounds of lots of different noises are celebrated in Toddle Waddle as a toddler takes a simple stroll to the end of the pier and lots of others follow, greedy animals tuck into delicious plates of food at the lovely meal where manners don’t matter in Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Transworld Childrens Paperback

Publication date

1st January 1970




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