- File Size: 1721 KB
- Print Length: 34 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 12, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EIVY0NA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #902,997 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Children's Book: Sammy The Shark: Finds Four Friends! (Colorful Children's Books Series) Child's Book For Kids Ages 2-6 Kindle Edition
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One day a catastrophe is about to befall the denizens of the refuge. Only Sammy is able to avert the mass slaughter of all the other fish who live in the refuge. After Sammy saves the day, the other fish realize he's not such a bad guy after all. Just because his face is scary does not mean HE is someone to be afraid of.
This tale has only one drawback, in my opinion, but it's probably not a realistic concern. The story shows the rest of the fish finally accepting Sammy ONLY after he has done THEM a big favor. It would be nice if the other fish came to accept Sammy without him having to first prove himself worthy. Still, in the end the others do accept Sammy, and that is the main purpose of this book... to help children learn to accept others, regardless of what they may look like.
Parents can and should quite easily explain to their children that you don't like somebody just because they do something for you. They can point out that Sammy is no different than he ever was, so all the other fish should have accepted him all along. I think this is a good book for children, and the very colorful illustrations are attractive and attention-grabbing. I have no doubt this will be a favorite among the "read me a story" set.
Children six and under will love the beautiful colors of the illustrations and simple text of the story line. They will also learn not to judge a book by its cover.
Both of these books include a variety of bonus features. The reader is given a link to download a free story video, online puzzles, a free puzzle kit and a free coloring book. Certainly another incentive to enjoy Bobby Bishop’s children’s books and reinforce their lessons.
The story is about a shark who wants to spend his day making new friends, but his appearance scares the other sea creatures. His demeanor is well mannered, and he is polite, but the other creatures couldn't get past the way he looked. The book is repetitive in nature with Sammy asking the different potential friends the same lines and all their responses are exactly the same. The only thing that changes is the sea creature. It would be good for an early reader because they can get used to the words because of the repetitiveness. The sea creatures are captured by the evil fisherman that night after rejecting Sammy the Shark. He is their savior and they realize that they shouldn't have judged Sammy before they got to know him.
The lesson of course is, you can't judge a book by its cover. My 8 year old said that he liked the book. He takes this lesson to heart because that is how he treats people. People judge him because of how they think that he is because of his intelligence and shyness, so he is reluctant to do that to others. He was making comments saying that he would be friends with Sammy because he wouldn't want to judge Sammy by how he looks, but by his character; how he treats others.
Mom: Julius what did you think about the pictures in the book?
I liked the pictures in this book. They were very colorful.
Mom: What did you think of how the other fish were treating Sammy?
Sammy the Shark is nice to everyone. It made me sad when the other fish would not be nice to him. If I met Sammy, I would have been friends with him.
Mom: Do you think there was a lesson to be learned in this book?
This book taught me that I should always give new people a chance.
Mom: How many stars would you give this book? 5-It was Excellent, 4-It was Great, 3-It was Okay.
This book was a Five. I would read it again.
This adorable read touches on a great life lesson of not judging others, plus I loved the little tidbit of the illegal fishermen. It gave me and opportunity to discuss conservation and the respect we should have for the planet we live on. Kudos to the author. Mr. Bishop has a few more of these great books available on Amazon and we look forward to checking them out too!
Reviews by Julius of Two Knights Book Reviews. We received a copy of this book for the purposes of an honest review.