Kid’s Book Review: Swim Shark Swim

Kid’s Book Review: Swim Shark Swim

About the Book and Author

This is the second book in the Wild Wanderers series of nature stories written in verse by Dom Conlon, illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou and published by Graffeg.

Swim around the world with Shark as he explores ocean forests and coastal reefs, meeting Hammerheads and Great Whites, stingrays and dolphins in a search for the place he calls home.

Children aged 5-8 years will enjoy learning new terminology and information through Dom’s use of rhyme and repetition. At the end of the book there is a list of interesting facts about sharks making it both a fun and educational choice of book.

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Dom Conlon is a poet and author with a keen interest in science and the natural world.  As an active campaigner for libraries, Dom makes time to perform in the North of England and work with children and adults in order to approach science and well-being through poetry.

You can read more about Dom in his interview with Storytime Magazine.

Also feel free to check our kid’s review of his other book Leap Hare Leap which is also illustrated by Anastasia.

Anastsaia Izlesou is a UK based freelance illustrator from Lithuania. She studied illustration at the Arts University Bournemouth. Her preferred media are watercolour and pencil. Anastasia’s deep interest in literature and nature informs and inspires her illustration practice.

In 2016, Anastasia was chosen to illustrate the first title in Nicola Davies’s Shadows and Light series, The White Hare.

Book Review

I like shouting "Swim, Shark, Swim!" with my brother when we read the book together

My mummy read Swim, Shark, Swim with me. This book has taught me about saving the world!

I didn’t know sharks are so important. They have lots of different jobs to do and they swim all over the world. The pictures were really good ,but some were a bit scary.

I like shouting “Swim, Shark, Swim!” with my brother when we read the book together.

I want to meet a friendly shark, I don’t want to be eaten!

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Nala
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: family, scooting, dressing-up
  • Dislikes: onions, monsters
  • Favourite Book: The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup
  • Favourite Film: Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews version)
  • Favourite Song: The Monster Song by The Seniors