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What happens when hide and seek turns into hide and DEEP? When Gilbert, everyone’s favorite loveable great white shark, and his fishy friend Rita the remora get bored with their usual game, they decide to go over the edge of the reef and into the deep where it’s dark and dangerous, and where Gilbert’s mother warned them never to venture. Since Gilbert claims to be fearless, he and Rita dare to explore the unknown depths of the sea.
Charles Fuge’s beautiful, mysterious illustrations glow with a sea-dappled light. He and author Jane Clarke have created an action-packed tale that transports readers on an exotic adventure.
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Jane is a regular contributor to poetry anthologies for children and is the author of numerous delightful picture books, including Smoky Dragons and Tusk Trouble. 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.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-K—In this cautionary tale, the great white shark introduced in Gilbert the Great (Sterling, 2005) and his friend Rita Remora are bored playing hide-and-seek in the shallow reefs—they already know all the good hiding spots. Despite his mother's firm warning to stay close by, the pair swim off the reef edge and dive for the depths. After all, Gilbert reassures himself, "white sharks are fearless." Their play is interrupted by a mild fright or two until Gilbert's mom comes down and sternly but lovingly admonishes the two for disobeying. The full-color cartoon illustrations wash across the pages and are drenched in the bright greens of a reef and the more monochromatic blues and grays of the deep ocean. Fuge uses a few deft strokes to capture the youngster's emotions in a way that perfectly mirrors a real child's responses. This low-key tale of disobedience and forgiveness may be most useful for libraries with young shark fans or parents looking for a book with a gentle lesson.—Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI
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Book Description Sterling, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1402751257
Book Description Sterling, 2007. Condition: New. Charles Fuge (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1402751257