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Shark In The Park [Paperback]

Nick Sharratt
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Feb 2007
Timothy Pope has a brand new telescope and he's testing it out at the park. Children will delight in peeping through the die-cut holes and guessing what Tim has spotted. Is that really a shark he can see? Turn the page and find out . . .

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Product details

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens (1 Feb 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552549770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552549776
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 21.3 x 29.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

In addition to illustrating books for several top children's authors, most notably Jacqueline Wilson, Nick has written and illustrated more than 40 books himself. He has won numerous prizes for his work, was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2006 and his picture books include You Choose, Pants, Shark in the Park, Elephant Wellyphant and Eat Your Peas.

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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 thebookbag.co.uk)

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A fun and surprising book with an ingenious die-cut from the hugely popular Nick Sharratt.

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely gorgeous. 12 July 2002
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I bought this very funny book for a third birthday present because it had instant appeal for me. It was funny, uncomplicated and had little surprises here and there as well as the big surprises seen through the "portholes" in alternate pages. I carefully read it to my nearly 3 year old before wrapping it and he loved it. So did the 5 year old brother of the birthday boy, who got hold of it first and read it to his friend. I don't know at what age this book would get too easy, but it is so bold and well illustrated that I would recommend it for any 2-6 year old at least. The print is also big, and partly rhyming, partly repetetive, so it would make a great early reader too.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun 15 Jun 2007
Format:Board book
I thought this would be a "baby" book as it was in board format in our library: but it isn't! Really fun rhymes "Timothy Pope, Timothy Pope, Is looking through his telescope" And very witty illustations. Good for directions too (left, right, up and down) which are repeated often.

It's good for predication too - getting my 3 yr old to think what the shape could be if it wasn't a shark's fin...

I'd say it was a good toddler read 2 1/2 to about 4 possibly. After that it may have a short shelf life apart from early readers.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A big hit 9 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really cannot recommend this book highly enough. I work with 2 - 4 year olds and this particular book is so popular we have to read it to the children almost every day. There are opportunities to join in with the story, to shout out loud and there are pictures to challenge the children to think. Utterly genius!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for under twos too 8 Dec 2008
Format:Board book
To add to the comments about age suitability, my daughter has really enjoyed this book since she was 12 months old. The pictures are so bold and fun and now, at 15 months old, she yells 'aaagh' every time we see the shark through the hole!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best toddler book 8 Oct 2010
Format:Board book
This is without doubt the best book I have bought my 2 and a half year old son. We read it every night, he now knows all the words to it, I'm sure this will help him with his reading.
The story is so engaging for the children and they love being able to join in, and the surprises after every page really keep my son involved.
A must have book for any toddler!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reading for my Grandsons 10 Aug 2009
Format:Board book
my grandsons have this book at their nursery school and love it, I thought it would be a nice treat for them when they visit, they're engrossed and enjoy the interaction
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun 6 May 2009
Format:Paperback
My children who are 4 and 2 love this book, and love shouting the line "There's a shark in the park!", though my 2 year old did have a nightmare about sharks after one reading! Overall, I would say that it is quite a fun book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We all love it!!!!! 20 May 2011
By Shelley
Format:Board book
This was the third Nick Sharratt books which we had bought. I immediately loved the colours and repetitive text, however, I didn't think my son would enjoy reading it as much as the other Nick Sharratt lift the flap books. Boy was I wrong!!! This is one of his favourite books. He shares it with us at least once a day and is now beginning to 'read' it to his baby sister.

The repetitive text means that he can join in with reading. He names everything in the pictures, and is now beginning to count as well. Overall, this is definitely a great book to promote enjoyment of reading - especially for boys. It's great for language development, early numeracy, and relating to own experiences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shark In The Park
Shark In The Park
This was a great price and fast delivery. The book is great for interaction and for any kids who loves sharks then its a dream.
Published 1 month ago by Rachel Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Nick Sharratt winner
You can't go wrong with Nick Sharratt. My 18 month old has loved this book since he was about one.
Published 2 months ago by Katongo
5.0 out of 5 stars Shark in the park
I purchased this book for a present, knowing that the parents and child would enjoy the story. I knew of the book as I read it to the children in the nursery that I work in.
Published 3 months ago by jacks
5.0 out of 5 stars great stroy!
A classic of our times, how can I review this without giving the story away?

Filled with a plot that twists and turns, taking you on a suspense filled roller coaster... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chasamatazz
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite winner
Our son is reciting the story by heart, I think it's a good story to improve memory and vocabulary - it has the rhythm of a song and I think that's why it appeals more. Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. Stefan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
My DS Grandmother got him Shark in the Dark which he loves. This is a great rhyming book and fun to read over and over.
Published 6 months ago by Mum of Matty
3.0 out of 5 stars Middle of the road
Not as good as ketchup on your cornflakes but better than don't put your finger in the jelly nelly dissapointed
Published 6 months ago by maggie
5.0 out of 5 stars shark in the park
Fantastic story loved by my two year old. Its a short story ideal for little ones. It encourages children to join in at familiar parts.
Published 7 months ago by Kelly Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars shark in the park
great story to read and to join in with - very memorable text and also quite humorous - kids love it
Published 8 months ago by Wendy Hays
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for 18month and 3yr old..both loved it!
Once I bought this book, it was probably their favourite for a month or so. Now it is with the rest, however still worth the money. Read more
Published 9 months ago by D. Ferros
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