Review: Land Shark by Ben Mantle, Beth Ferry

The Book Wars


Hardcover, 36 pages
Published: August 4th 2015 by Chronicle Books
Source: Raincoast Books

What is a boy to do when all he wants is a pet shark for his birthday and his parents get him a stinky, fuzzy puppy who is just slightly adorable but mostly annoying and more importantly not a shark?

Nothing, of course. All the boy needs to do is sit back and watch as the puppy causes havoc in his house, mangling slippers and chewing up dolls. And does the puppy stop there? Oh no, not when there are neighbours to terrorize with gardens that used to be immaculate and trash cans that used to stand vertical until the puppy got done with them.

Bobby, the shark-loving boy, is almost devastated when he gets a puppy for his birthday and not a shark as he had loudly hinted to his parents. He refuses to have anything to…

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