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Misunderstood Shark

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About the Author

Ame Dyckman is the award-winning author of picture books Boy + Bot, Tea Party Rules, the New York Times bestselling Wolfie the Bunny, Horrible Bear!, and You Don't Want a Unicorn! Ame lives in central New Jersey with her family, and, of course, the characters from her stories. She's currently building a homemade swimming pool for the protagonist of her upcoming series, Misunderstood Shark -- mostly so she can have her bathtub back. Scott Magoon grew up in New England, and still lives in Boston with his family. He's an art director, designer, and illustrator, and he loves making books for kids. He's the illustrator of the bestselling Nuts series with author Eric Litwin; Spoon and Chopsticks, both written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; and I Will Not Eat You by author Adam Lehrhaupt. He's also written and illustrated Breathe and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot.


Praise for Ame Dyckman's Horrible Bear! 3 Starred Reviews Junior Library Guild Selection * "Molly Bang's Sophie finally has a worthy shelf-mate for absolutely spot-on characterizations of mood. VERDICT: Highly recommended for picture book collections." -- School Library Journal, starred review Praise for Ame Dyckman's Wolfie the Bunny 4 Starred Reviews Parents Magazine Best Fictional Picture Book 2015 The Huffington Post Best Picture Books 2015 ALSC Notable Book for Children School Library Journal Best of the Year NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Wilde Award Best Picture Books Ages 4-8 A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of 2016 * "Interspecies adoption puts a fresh spin on the new-baby theme... A treat of a picture book." -- The Horn Book, starred review Praise for Ame Dyckman's Tea Party Rules 3 Starred Reviews Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Junior Library Guild Selection Dolly Parton Imagination Library Selection * "Dyckman's (Boy and Bot) and Campbell's (Flora and Ulysses) story is like a pretty petit four with an unexpectedly zingy filling." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Praise for Ame Dyckman's Boy + Bot 3 Starred Reviews Please Touch Museum's Kids' Choice Award SCBWI Crystal Kite Award IndieBound's Kids' Next List Amazon Best Picture Book NYPL's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing * "Dyckman's debut offers pitch-perfect pacing and gentle humor... As Boy and Bot would say, it's 'affirmative' that this book will be a hit." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review Praise for Scott Magoon's I Will Not Eat You "The full-bleed illustrations are saturated with rich, dark colors but manage never to be scary. With several humorous twists, lots of imaginative play, and illustrations reminiscent of Maurice Sendak's in Where the Wild Things Are, this is a surefire read-aloud hit. VERDICT Highly recommended for storytime and one-on-one sharing." -- School Library Journal "Magoon's bold, angular, digitally rendered drawings capably juggle action, suspense, and comedy." -- Publishers Weekly Praise for Scott Magoon's Breathe Huffington Post Best Books of 2014 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2014 A Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014 for Best Read Aloud and Best Books for Animal Lovers PBS Best of 2014 * "Magoon's digital art captures the colors and crisp, airy light of the Arctic setting; cartoon lines and wide eyes present creatures above and under the ice as friendly, rounded and smiling... Richly composed and sweetly appealing -- just right for baby storytimes as well as one-to-one sharing." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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