Nugget & FangWritten by Tammi Sauer, an up and coming (or rather, just up, since she’s already come, having released a dozen or so picture books) picture book author, Nugget & Fang tells the story of an unlikely pair of friends: Nugget the minnow and Fang the Shark. When Nugget starts minnow school, his teacher and classmates tell him that sharks eat minnows and are not to be trusted. When Nugget shares this information with Fang, Fang attempts to set the record straight, first failing several times, then wrapping the book up with a satisfying ending (you thought I’d give it away? – read the book yourself). Michael Slack’s (author/illustrator of Elecopter) illustrations rock, as always.

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Not only is this a special story about friendship, it’s also got the secondary theme about starting school. And trust me when I tell you, it’s tough to write picture books with multiple themes. So for all those getting ready to start kindergarten, third grade, or anywhere in between, take a lesson from Nugget and Fang. You might just find a friend in the most unlikely of places. And that friend may just save you from a fishing ship someday (d’oh, I gave away the ending!).

 

Borrow. Read. Return. Repeat.