Clark The Shark Loves Christmas by Bruce Hale
Illustrated by: Guy Francis
Published by: Harper (imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) on September 20, 2016
Genre: Children’s Picture Book, Christmas
Source: borrowed from the library
Clark the Shark loves Christmas more than anyone! When Clark’s class organizes a Secret Santa exchange, Clark decides to find out who will be giving him a present . . . and forgets to get a present for his Secret Santa! What will happen on the day of the gift exchange? Will Clark learn about Christmas giving?
Featuring bright, colorful artwork from Guy Francis and hilarious read-aloud text from Bruce Hale, this Clark the Shark picture book is the perfect story for Christmas reading fun.
Clark the Shark: Afraid of the Dark is a 2016 Children’s Choice Book Award finalist!
Clark the Shark stars in a series of books by author Bruce Hale. However, this was our first time reading a Clark the Shark book. My eight-year-old son read this book aloud to us and enjoyed the story and colorful illustrations. He was quick to notice that Clark’s Santa hat doesn’t actually sit on Clark’s head. Hmmm. The story has characters with fun fish names and teaches an important message about gift giving. However, as my husband pointed out, the lesson Clark shares he didn’t actually follow himself. This a fun holiday book starring a character that many readers may already be familiar with.
Overall Verdict: Optional Read