The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Shark in the Park!
Publisher: Random House
But wait it's only a cat. He looks again and there's another shark! Phew, only a crow, and the next time, it's just his dad. But as he sets off for home, is he really sure it's a shark-free park?
Some of the fun of this book lies in the sheer incongruity of spotting a shark in this spick-and-span, candy-bright park full of smiling people. Part of the fun comes from joining in with words and actions every time Timothy raises his telescope, then there's clever visual trickery with the sinister dark fin!
A hugely entertaining reworking of the boy who cried wolf or was that shark really there all along?