Surf Sharks: The First Ride is written by Shelley Wolf and illustrated by Chance Wolf.
Surf Sharks: The First Ride is a charming grade-school book about 3 boys who are surfers. They end up befriending 3 sharks right before a surfing contest. They all meet because one of the sharks becomes entangled in the net placed around a beach. This net is designed to keep out sharks. I like how this book brings to light how shark nets are can be detrimental to sharks and other wildlife.
The boys rescue one of the sharks, and the sharks in turn rescue one of the boys. The boys’ surfboards get destroyed, and surprise, the sharks volunteer to be their surf boards. I won’t give away the ending, but it is satisfying and is what is expected.
In all, I like how this book paints sharks in a positive light, and throws in a few educational details, like what denticles on a shark are. I really like the colorful cartoon illustrations, as they complement the story.
In conclusion, I highly recommend this book for any grade school age kid, especially those who likes sharks.
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