Shark and Bot
(A Graphic Novel)
A shark and a robot are unlikely friends. But in this hilarious young graphic novel series, what makes you different makes for an EPIC friendship.
Can a shark and a robot really be friends? What makes us different also makes for EPIC friendship in this hilarious new graphic series, perfect for reluctant readers, and fans of Narwhal and Jelly and Bad Guys.
Shark loves water. Bot short circuits if he goes near water! Shark recites poetry. Bot recites facts. Can these two really be friends? They're both a little awkward... They both love comics... And just wait til you see their dance moves when they confront a playground bully. Readers won't just laugh along, they'll identify with real-life issues of making friends, accepting differences, and dealing with bullies in the best way possible.
When they first meet up on a suburban playground, lonely Bot and new-kid-in-town Shark, who totes a stuffed bear, seem unlikely to become friends in fact, Bot generates a graph showing how slim the odds are. But they bond over a mutual love of a fictive graphic novel series called Glo-Nuts (about doughnuts mixed with mutant DNA), and together, they win over a gang of playground bullies with some impressive dance moves, forming a more inclusive crew. With this graphic novel series starter, Yanish creates a sweet spot of genial, straightforward compositions and highly polished comic rhythms. While the bully plot feels stale and even misguided (why should Shark and Bot have to prove anything to use a public playground?), there's a lot of fun in the duo's geeking out and cracking wise. Interactive material appears throughout, such as tips for replicating the "Shark-Bot" dance and drawing the starring odd couple. Ages 5 8.