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Shark is big and scary and all the other fish are afraid of him. But with no one to play with Shark is lonely. One day Shark sets off with a mysterious bag. One by one he snaps up Lobster, Octopus, Starfish, Turtle and Jellyfish who have no idea what’s going on. The fish are very worried they might get eaten when suddenly they are poured out of the bag, to find a huge cake Shark made all by himself! All he wanted to do was share it with them! “Next time you invite us for tea you could just ask,” says Octopus. A gripping story with a twist that can be read with lots of tension and enthusiasm, this book is sure to be a firm read-aloud favourite.
A. H. Benjamin is the author of more than 20 books for children. He started writing in the mid-1980s and had several stories published in storybooks, magazines and annuals. His work has been translated into over 20 languages including Greek, Arabic, Turkish and Korean and has also been adapted for radio, television and theatre. He is married with four grown-up children, who have been his inspiration, his audience and also his best friends. Bill Bolton has 20 years’ experience in illustration, working across children’s books, advertising and editorial. He is passionate about the environment and lives in an earth-sheltered house!