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Shark and Bot

Shark and Bot


Shark and Bot

About the Book

A shark and a robot are unlikely friends. But in this hilarious young graphic novel series, what makes you different makes for an EPIC friendship.

Can a shark and a robot really be friends? What makes us different also makes for EPIC friendship in this hilarious new graphic series, perfect for reluctant readers, and fans of Narwhal and Jelly and Bad Guys.

Shark loves water. Bot short circuits if he goes near water! Shark recites poetry. Bot recites facts. Can these two really be friends? They're both a little awkward... They both love comics... And just wait til you see their dance moves when they confront a playground bully. Readers won't just laugh along, they'll identify with real-life issues of making friends, accepting differences, and dealing with bullies in the best way possible.

Product Details

On sale: September 1, 2020
Age: 5-8 years
Grade: Grades K-3
Page count: 96 Pages
ISBN: 9780593173350
Reading level: Lexile: GN490L | Fountas/Pinnell: N

Author Bio

Brian Yanish is a professional illustrator and author. He has worked for Jim Henson Productions in Los Angeles, trained as a special effects moldmaker, written and performed comedy, designed educational software, and sold his own line of T-shirts. His first book, ScrapKins Junk Re-Thunk, was published by Holt/Ottaviano in 2016 and he has a picture book, Pirate Chicken: All Hens on Deck! was published by Sourcebooks in 2019. He currently lives in Rochester, NY. Find out more at


"Yanish kicks off this new graphic-novel series aimed at chapter-book readers with an enjoyable mix of goofiness and metafiction." —Kirkus Reviews

"Wackadoo humor...  Accessible and energetic.... Shove Shark and Bot into the bottomless pit that is the elementary schooler’s appetite for funny graphic novel chapter books." —School Library Journal

“With this graphic novel series starter, Yanish creates a sweet spot of genial, straightforward compositions and highly polished comic rhythms.” —Publisher’s Weekly

"Shark and Bot go from Awkward to Awesome in just 48 pages!” —Tom Angleberger, Author of The Origami Yoda Series