Friday 8 October 2010

Shark in the Park!

Shark in the Park!

Written and Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Published by David Fickling Books

We'd had this book out from the library before, long before I'd started this book blog so when we saw it again we thought we'd give it another read through. By now if you've regularly kept up with "Read it, Daddy!" you'll know that Nick Sharratt's books are favourites at Maybe Towers. 

"Shark in the Park" might be quite short and fairly repetitve but the superb cutaway "circles" on each page are great surprise-reveals that children will utterly love (one slight problem with the design - kids always tend to stick their fingers through the telescope "hole" and pull the pages open that way, and this can sometimes tear the page - thankfully Charlotte's a bit more careful than some of the kids who've had the book before). 

A fabulously daft book, but excellent nonetheless. 

Charlotte's best bit: The reveal at the very end of the book. 

Daddy's favourite bit: Wishing daddy had a quiff like Timothy Pope's dad. 

Rating: 4 out of 5