Virtual Book Tour: I Am The Shark by Joan Holub


I Am the Shark by Joan Holub Awareness Tour

I Am the Shark

Written by Joan Holub

Illustrated by Laurie Keller

Ages 4-8 | 48 Pages

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

May 4, 2021

ISBN-13: 978-0525645283


What makes the great white shark (one of) the greatest fish in the sea? FIN-d out in this hilarious fish-out-of-water story that’s perfect for Shark Week and all year-round!

Hi! I am Great White Shark, and if you get this book, you’ll read all about ME–the greatest shark in the sea!

Not so fast! Greenland Shark here, and as the oldest shark in this book, that makes me the greatest.

Did someone say fast? I’m Mako Shark, and I’m the fastest shark in this book! Eat my bubbles!

Wow, I’m Hammerhead Shark. You don’t need my special eyes to see that there are lots of great sharks in this book. Sink your teeth into it now!

New York Times bestselling author Joan Holub makes a splash with bestselling illustrator Laurie Keller to deliver an entertaining undersea story that encourages self-acceptance and self-esteem, and is filled with humor and the greatest shark facts in the ocean!


I AM the Shark








Adorable book! I Am the Shark is impressively informative in a fun and entertaining way. Children will be drawn to this book. There is a lot of information on sharks and their world but also offers valuable life lessons through the search for self-worth. An encouraging read to feel good about yourself and your uniqueness.

Bonus is a fact section and additional resources.

Recommend for all readers. Perfect for school, daycare, and home libraries.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (April 13, 2021)

ARC/PDF file provided by The Children’s Book Review



About the Author

Joan HolubJoan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 150 children’s books, including the Goddess Girls middle grade series and the Heroes in Training chapter book series (with Suzanne Williams); This Little Environmentalist: A Love-the-Earth Primer board book; the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads, illustrated by James Dean; Little Red Writing, a picture book illustrated by Melissa Sweet; and Zero the Hero, a picture book illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. She adores line dancing to the Jaws theme, reading Sharkspeare, and vacationing in Finland.

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About the Illustrator

Laurie KellerLaurie Keller is the author and illustrator of many books, including The Scrambled States of AmericaPotato Pants!Arnie the DoughnutDo Unto Otters: A Book About Mannersthe Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut chapter book series, and We Are Growing!, part of the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series and winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. When Laurie isn’t busy making books, she enjoys playing the banjo, traveling, cross-country skiing, and splashing in Lake Michigan, where as far as she knows, there is not a single shark.

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I Am the Shark Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win an I Am the Shark prize pack!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A hardcover copy of I Am the Shark, autographed by Joan Holub
  • A child-size shark print art/cooking apron
  • A $50 Target gift card

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A hardcover copy of I Am the Shark, autographed by Joan Holub
  • The giveaway begins March 26, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends April 26, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.


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*Comfy Chair Books has partnered with The Children’s Book Review for this Book Tour


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