Shark In The Park

Shark In The Park

4.21 (881 ratings by Goodreads)
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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.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 204 x 288 x 4mm | 140g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16th ed.
  • 24 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0552549770
  • 9780552549776
  • 5,301

Review quote

"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 *show more

About Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children and won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed great success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson books. Nick lives in Brighton.show more

Back cover copy

Timothy Pope, Timothy Pope What can you see through your telescope? Is there really a shark in the park? Go on, be brave, open the book and see! 'This crafty interactive picture book is 100% bliss . . . A book that will have them squealing with delight' GUARDIANshow more

Review Text

"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"show more

Rating details

881 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
5 48% (423)
4 30% (265)
3 18% (157)
2 3% (30)
1 1% (6)

Our customer reviews

Fabulous book! My kids loved it so much I bought a copy for our kindergarten. The kids liked the peep hole and surprise underneath each page. It has a great rhyming sing-song effect so the listeners can join in and all yell the last line before turning each page.show more
by Julie de Boer
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