Buy Used
$0.01
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Slategray Books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very good condition with light to moderate wear. Dust jacket may contain minor tears and rubbing if published with one.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Gilbert the Great Hardcover – February 1, 2005


See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, February 1, 2005
$5.29 $0.01

Stick and Stone
Words do matter as Stick and Stone demonstrate in warm, rhyming text even the youngest reader will understand. See more featured books. Read more about the author Beth Ferry and the illustrator Tom Lichtenheld.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

"Big Brother Daniel" by Angela C. Santomero and Jason Fruchter
Daniel Tiger has just gotten a new baby sister! Baby Margaret is very little, and she needs lots of care and big brother Daniel is here to help! See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 600L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402721692
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402721694
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,662,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jane is a regular contributor to poetry anthologies for children and is the author of numerous delightful picture books. She spent many happy years in the Netherlands working as a library assistant at an International School. Now Jane lives in Kent with her two sons and two Labradors. Charles Fuge made his picture book debut with BUSHVARK'S FIRST DAY OUT, which won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty picture books, including SOMETIMES I LIKE TO CURL UP IN A BALL, which was highly commended by the judges of the 2001 Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in Dorset. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jodi Renshaw on January 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have to admit that I am a sucker for a kids book that depicts sharks as sweet gentle creatures with a wide range of emotions. There just aren't that many books with sharks as the protagonists. But more than that, this is good book (not "great", but worthy of several night-time bed readings).

Gilbert the great white shark has a very best friend Raymond the ramora (also seen on cover). They share everything together ... and are shown enjoying one another in all sorts of activities. But one day, Raymond moves away with his family and Gilbert is left feeling all alone. He grieves the loss of his friend for quite some time, while several in the community try to cheer him up (including telling him that "there are plenty of other fish in the sea" ... chuckle, chuckle). But life just isn't the same without Raymond ... and Gilbert finds himself working through the grieving process. He gets angry at his loss, he blames himself for Raymond moving away, he feels guilt over their previous arguments, etc... until he reaches acceptance and begins to hope that Raymond is enjoying his new home. In the end, it is once he reaches acceptance that he discovers the joys of a new friend.

Good story for all - but a great stry for those youngsters who are grieving the move of a close friend.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I am 2 1/2 and I love this book. The pictures of the sharks are great and I like to find the stingrays. I am a big fan of all ocean life books so this is a great story.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
We were fortunate enough to have my 6-year old's librarian read this book to the class, shortly after our dog had died. Jane Clarke, the author, who also later came to his school, left open what happened to Raymond, allowing the student to speculate. The book provided an opportunity for a wonderful discussion. Unfortunately, her second Gilbert book (The Deep) isn't quite as tight and of questionable lesson (Gilbert disobeys his mom but learns the unknown isn't necessarily scary/makes new friends). My 6-year old even had issues with the book but always finding the positive remarked that the illustrator to the Gilbert Books was fantastic
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By reader on October 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It has great pictures and an entertaining uncomplicated story. I have read it to my boy since he was about 3, he loves it too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?