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I'm Getting a Shark!

I'm Getting a Shark!

Illustrated by Brady Smith


I'm Getting a Shark!

About the Book

The fabulous, funny story of a shark-obsessed child who's convinced she's getting a pet shark for her birthday.

Meet a little girl who is the biggest shark superfan around! And when she overhears her parents utter the word "shark" while discussing her birthday, her imagination is off and running! She can't wait to be surprised by the pet shark she just KNOWS is coming her way . . . but what kind will it be? As she lists all the possibilities, her disbelieving pooch, Ralphie, tries to set her straight. But she's not paying attention--instead, she is getting more and more excited by the beauty and variety of these awesome creatures. Finally, when her birthday rolls around, she gets a different kind of surprise--a wild shark adopted in her name. She's disappointed at first--but ultimately is proud to play a role in helping protect the creatures she loves so dearly (and is finally listening to Ralphie--who sure knows a lot about sharks for a dog!).

Product Details

On sale: May 18, 2021
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780593111123
Reading level: Lexile: AD520L | Fountas/Pinnell: M

Author Bio

Brady Smith, an illustrator and fine artist, also wrote and illustrated the picture book You're Missing It! (with his wife, Tiffany Thiessen). He has exhibited his paintings in a number of galleries in Los Angeles, New York City, and Houston. Also an actor and writer, he has appeared in and written numerous TV shows and movies. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, two children, three dogs, eight chickens, and one fish named Goldie Han Solo.


“A humorous take on animal conservation. . . . Amusingly illustrated. . . . Cheery cartoon art. . . . Good to get for animal lovers.”—Kirkus Reviews