Written by Curtis Manley
Release Date : April 25, 2017
Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
ISBN (Hardcover) : 9781626721340
Ages : 4-8
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"Manley's spare text is an excellent conductor for the dynamic energy built in Subisak's clean, open spreads as Shawn's passion for sharks spills onto the page. And as Shawn's fascination (and research skills) expands to embrace leopard seals, his exuberance for predators makes a surprisingly strong foundation for a new friendship. Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. "
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"Subisak’s vibrant, action-packed scenes feature a diverse cast of animated characters, lots of comical references to sharks hidden in the illustrations, and one over-the-top cat, which often gets caught up in Shawn’s shark games. The playful combination of thought-provoking narrative and dynamic artwork makes this a great icebreaker for conversations about bullying and friendship building."
Anita Lock, Booklist
Written by Ann Marie Stephens
Illustrated by Tracy Subisak
Release Date : March 7, 2017
Ages : 4-8
Boyds Mills Press
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"This well-written, gentle tale with its colorful illustrations of the travails involved in being social will be a hit with shy kids generally, but the emphasis on eye contact and practicing various facial expressions before venturing into the big, alien world makes it especially right for children who are on the autism spectrum."
School Library Journal