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Monday, December 4, 2017

The SHARK DOG Winter Blog Tour: SHARK DOG by Ged Adamson (C)

Good day, book friends! 
Today is the first day of The SHARK DOG Winter Blog Tour, and we are so very happy to be a part of it! SHARK DOG is a unique and friendly animal who loves to enjoy life! He is a HUGE favorite around here and we are so happy to be able to share our thoughts about him with you... 

SHARK DOG reminds us of our own puppy, Lillie Bee - she is a cockapoo with a lot of spirit who often gets confused that she's supposed to be a dog and sometimes acts like a baby or a bird (we have a parrot and lots of birds visit our yard and she often thinks she can do things that they can do, it's quite amusing!)... Please leave us a comment about your lovable and unique pets! 

by Ged Adamson
Release date: May 16th, 2017
Published by HarperCollins
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Format: Hardcover
Format read: Hardcover from the author/publisher


It's a shark! No wait, it's a dog! It's Shark Dog!

From author-illustrator Ged Adamson comes the funny and sweet story of Shark Dog: half shark, half dog, and a one-of-a-kind pet.

Shark Dog is no ordinary pet. Sometimes when he does dog things, he's more like a shark. And sometimes when he does shark things, he's more like a dog.

But when Shark Dog gets homesick, he starts thinking maybe he belongs with the other shark dogs. Will he go back to Shark Dog Island or decide to stay in his new home? 

With quirky and colorful art, Shark Dog! is perfect for fans of such funny books as Hello, My Name is Octicorn and The Adventures of Beekle. 



A very unique story about a very unique pup... um, shark? Dog shark? 

Oh my, my boys and I continue to have so much fun with this book - every time they spot Shark Dog they literally have to point him out and exclaim that they found him, and then the giggles ensue uncontrollably... 

While a boy and his dad are traveling and find a strange island to explore, the boy cannot help but feel that they are being followed. On their voyage home, he finds one of the island's unusual animals - a half dog and half shark. "He seemed friendly enough", so they decided to keep him and Shark Dog quickly becomes a beloved pet who captures the hearts of most everyone around him. Even when he creates a bit of confusion and chaos out in public before everyone realizes that he is just a friendly animal like most other pets... even when sometimes he did shark things, he was more like a dog, and vice versa. But no matter what, Shark Dog was always happy.

So when Shark Dog becomes homesick, his new family does everything they can to make him feel better and decide to take him back his "real" home. Shark Dog is happy again... until the boy and his dad has to say goodbye. Will Shark Dog stay with his family, or go home with his new family?  

A wonderful take on the unique relationships between pets and their humans!

Shark Dog is a HUGE favorite around here! My son loves dogs and my nephew loves sharks (and most things about the ocean) and this was the perfect book for them to enjoy together - lots of giggles and turning back the pages to make sure that they didn't miss any details in the fun and brightly colored illustrations! (Ged Adamson's style is one of our favorites!) 

We recommend this book to all ages -  to all the ones who love to laugh out loud and feed their imaginations! 

*I received a finished copy of Shark Dog! from the publisher upon the author's request for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions here are our own. Please leave a comment or message us with any problems and/or questions. Thank you!

You can also see my review of Ged Adamson's other picture books here: 



Ged Adamson is a writer and illustrator.

His first two books, Elsie Clarke and the Vampire Hairdresser and Meet the McKaws, are both published by Sky Pony Press.
A third, Douglas, You Need Glasses! has been published by Random House.
He has two books being published in 2017 - 
I Want to Grow through Boyds Mill Press and Shark Dog! through HarperCollins.

His cartoons have appeared in magazines such as Punch and Prospect, in books and on film.
He's been a storyboard artist and a caricaturist. 
He also works as a composer for TV and film.

He lives in London with his partner and their son, Rex. 

Links: Website / Instagram / Twitter

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