Surfin' Sharks

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Product Details
$12.99  $12.08
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
6.2 X 8.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Nidhi Chanani is an award-winning author and illustrator of over a dozen books. Her graphic novels include Pashmina, Jukebox, and the Shark Princess series. She wrote and illustrated the picture book What Will My Story Be? She's illustrated a number of picture books, including I Will Be Fierce, Strong, and Binny's Diwali. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
Praise for Surfin' Sharks

"Lessons on being true to oneself and supporting one's friends are deftly layered into the humorous, lighthearted narrative . . . Another 'jawsome' combination of small adventures and clear, worthy messages." --Kirkus Reviews

Praise for the Shark Princess series:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month!

"A finny, funny foray that encourages inclusivity even when it comes to play."
--Kirkus Reviews

"The story is overt in its message of self-love, and the digitally rendered artwork is clean and simple with calming washes of ocean blue and scattered bursts of fun color. A wholesome addition to the growing collection of early graphic novels for beginning readers."

"Who gets to be a princess? That's the crux of this firmly inclusive, emotionally generous graphic novel by Chanani. Readers are immersed in an undersea cartoon world where Kitana, a whale shark sporting a seashell-and-starfish crown, is the self-declared 'first shark princess.' Mack worries that [his] dangerous teeth and severe allergies are instant disqualifiers [to be a princess], but it's his realization that expression and identity aren't about rules or permission that make this series starter sparkle."
--Publishers Weekly

"This sweet early reader comic can be read simply as an enjoyable story, or it can be a catalyst for discussion with younger readers about their sense of self. This engaging story with bright and dynamic artwork can be enjoyed by beginning readers, who will devour the fun story and laugh at the jokes.
--School Library Journal

"This first installment in Chanani's comics series introduces sharks Kitana and Mack, best friends enjoying an undersea day together. [Chanani] has a lot of fun with language, tossing in puns ("she shore would") and coining fishy lingo ("somefish") for the early-chapter-book crowd. The story is gentle, but the theme--each of us gets to decide what to label ourselves--is deep."
--Horn Book

"Keeping things buoyant, Chanani tucks jokes about peeing in the ocean into this sequel to Shark Princess along withmeaningful exchanges about different preferences when it comes to being alone or with others. Glides along on a warm current of affirmation that princesses, despite their differences, are united in a love of adventure."
--Kirkus Reviews