In this gentle book, Gilbert the Great White Shark loses his best friend, Raymond the Remora. Children will identify with Gilbert's pain and, if they have lost a best friend too, will find the story's happy ending helpful and encouraging. Although the story deals with a serious subject, there is wit and humour in both text and pictures. My son, Robin, particularly liked the jokes in the text, eg: "It's my fault Raymond's gone," Gilbert snapped as they passed an eel. "Last week I called him a sucker!" The illustrations are beautiful, complement the text well and have plenty of variety. Robin enjoyed looking for little details in the pictures. He describes the book as "excellent".