The Funny Life of Sharks

The Funny Life of Sharks

By Author / Illustrator

James Campbell, Rob Jones


Funny Stories

Age range(s)



Bloomsbury Publishing PLC




Paperback / softback




Ever wondered why sharks have such a bad reputation? Are they dangerous, human-munching monsters? Or have we got it all wrong? In fact, only SIX people get attacked by sharks every year across the WHOLE WORLD. And how many sharks are eaten by humans every year? ONE HUNDRED MILLION! So maybe sharks are more afraid of us ...

Take a deep dive into the ridiculously funny life of sharks (and some things that have nothing to do with sharks but are still splendidly funny) according to James Campbell, comedian extraordinaire. This face-achingly funny book will also teach you about great white sharks, tiger sharks and hammerhead sharks, just how incredibly old sharks are, and why sharks are SO important for the environment and how to look after them.

So, whether you're seriously afraid of sharks or love them so much you want to invite a shark to your next birthday party, this HILARIOUS book is for you. Prepare to roll around the floor laughing with the snot-inducingly brilliant The Funny Life of Sharks, with side-splittingly funny illustrations from Rob Jones.



A new topic in the hilarious 'Funny Life Of' books by James Campbell, illustrated by Rob Jones. Something to really sink your teeth into, The Funny Life of Sharks takes an affectionate, fun and fact-packed look at one of nature's most feared predators. See sharks in a whole new (slightly less scary ) light!

I Iove this series of books with their engaging style of text and font and with their great, funny illustrations by Rob Jones which are a perfect compliment to James Campbell's witty, light-hearted, chatty narrative. It is the most enjoyable way I have learned shark facts I never knew; there is a shark called the Wobbegong that looks like a carpet and can you even guess how much more likely you are to die taking a selfie than being eaten by a shark ??

The way you can flick from section to section and use the handy sign posts on pages are a real strength of this book and make it good to pick up and browse, time and time again. The apparent randomness of some of the sections such as 'Why grown ups rest their eyes' and 'Who the crumbling plimpturtle is Shirley Bassey?' may seem confusing at first glance but, trust me, the nonsense makes perfect sense as you read (almost as if it's been very, very cleverly planned out!)

A great book that is stuffed full of new information and full of laughs.

240 pages / Ages 6+ / Reviewed by Jenny Caddick, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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