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A humorous yet touching retelling of The Lion and the Mouse that reminds young readers of the importance of friendship. Sharky McShark is the meanest, most fearsome creature in the ocean. When she's around, the clownfish clear out, the flatfish flee, and even the rocks get out of her way. As the biggest bully in the sea, Sharky doesn't think she needs friends. But then one day--with a plink! plank! plonk!--a tiny crab tumbles into her world and proves that everyone, even the scariest underwater bully, needs a friend. This fun-filled undersea story, based on Aesop's classic fable, explores bullying, friendship, and the true meaning of courage.
Alison Murray is the author-illustrator of many picture books including, but not limited to, Dino Duckling, Sharky McShark, Apple Pie ABC, and Hare and Tortoise. Her work has been shortlisted twice for the Scottish Children's Book Awards. She now lives with her family in Glasgow, Scotland.