There’s a Shark in the Bath

by Sarah McIntyre

Reading Age: 5-7

Interest level: 3-6

by Sarah McIntyre

One morning, Dulcie notices that dad hasn't let the water out of the bath tub. But, hang on - what's that, swimming around in the cold, dirty water? A FIN?


When Dulcie tries to fish out the finned thing from the bath, she realises that it's a shark, and that's not all - the moustachioed Papa Shark has Mama and Baby Shark in there with him, too. Fortunately, Dulcie thinks of games to play with the sharks that would otherwise love to eat her up: including brushing teeth, washing and cleaning up the bathroom.


This signature silly and stylish tale from Sarah McIntyre will be a delight for anyone familiar with getting children through the bathroom in the mornings, and supply plenty of ideas for bathtime fun, too. It's also a great book to encourage children to brush their teeth.


Publisher: Scholastic

About the author

  • Sarah McIntyre

    Illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre is easy to spot in her pointy glasses and hats. Her books include the comic Vern and Lettuce, four books with Philip Reeve, including Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair, and her picture books include There's a Shark in the Bath and Dinosaur Police. She loves creating books and comics with friends and getting inspired by batting around ideas and drawings with them.


    Sarah is immensely proud of Britain's amazing illustrators and how well their pictures tell stories. In 2015, she set up the #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign, calling for people to credit illustrators for their work.


    You can follow Sarah on Twitter @jabberworks.

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