Sharky McShark and the Shiny Shell Squabble

Sharky McShark and the Shiny Shell Squabble

By Author / Illustrator

Alison Murray


Friends and family

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Orchard Books




Paperback / softback




Sharky McShark and her best friend Teensy Wee Crab do everything together at the bottom of the deep blue sea. They really are the perfect twosome.  Until one day - with a plink! twirl! plonk! - an itsy bitsy shrimp arrives on the scene.   Is there room for one more in this friendship? Sharky's not so SHORE . . .

A vibrant and fun-filled undersea story about sharing, making new friends and overcoming feelings of jealousy from Alison Murray.  Be SHORE to catch: Sharky McShark and the Teensy Wee Crab.



Sharky McShark and the Shiny Shell Squabble has so much to offer to the reader. A fun book set on the ocean floor with characters that children can identify with and show empathy for.

Sharky McShark and Teensy Wee Crab are shown swimming together and being best friends. They love to play together, eat together and play treasure hunts together until...a shell opens and we meet Shrimpy.  Shrimpy joins the ocean gang but brings huge feelings of jealousy to Sharky, who finds it difficult to share his friend Teeny. 

I won't spoil the ending, but Sharky McShark and the Shiny Shell Squabble is a wonderful book to explore friendship, understanding feelings and the importance of helping others, and to encourage young children to talk about their friendships. It has great illustrations showing emotions and feelings. 

Sharky McShark and the Shiny Shell Squabble was enjoyed by a class of 6-7-year-olds who loved the book! 

Picture book / Reviewed by Maria, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 3+


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