Like all Neil's stories, this is perfect for reading aloud and for sharing with a group.This would make an excellent assembly story on the theme of it is no bad thing to be different. Shaun does not live up to the expectation that sharks should be terrifying, so the other sharks shun his company. But Shaun swims oiff to the bottom of the sea, where he finds the perfect home. Much to his surprise, he makes lots of friends and loses some of his shyness. Beautiful seascape illustrations by Peggy Collins are packed with fascinating detail.
WOW what a lovely bright and colourful book erm a bit like shaun he did'nt stay shy for long what a lovely way to get across sharing or being different ther should be more books like this i can see me now bopping away with shaun down on the ocean floor with all his friends great story my son love's this book very much!!!
great for kids that are shy, my autistic son finds this great for expresing emotions. we have even adapted it with toys to emphasize emotions. the different caractures makes it intresting as we use different voices for each. not all sharks are scary some are scarred themselves.
Really cute story about Shaun, who is not like other sharks and is extremely shy, until he finds his own friends who all have similar worries. The children in my class liked talking about what they worried about and why made them feel shy?