- Picture books
New York :
Balzer + Bray
- 1st ed
- Physical Description
- 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
- Main Author
PreS-Gr 2—While the title and cover art give the impression that what follows will be both a humorous and amorous tale, this aquatic adventure is neither. Even young readers will figure out the solution to Charlie Shark's dream of a kiss and Olivia Octopus's longing for a hug after the first page turn. It takes the dense duo a handful of harebrained schemes—including a poorly acted play, an unappreciated art show, and a cooking-contest flop—to figure out that they can simply hug and kiss each other. Cornell uses colorful illustrations and goofy expressions to give the many humans on the beach personality and buoy the floundering story line with their many activities, but ultimately this effort sinks.—Jenna Boles, Greene County Public Library, Beavercreek, OH [Page 89]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
A classic friendship tale by the award-winning creator of Pedro, His Perro, and the Alphabet Sombrero finds best friends Charlie the shark and Olivia Octopus searching for uproarious ways to express their affection.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Charlie the shark wants nothing more than a hug, and Olivia Octopus desperately wants a kiss, but none of the people on the beach are interested.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Shark Kiss, Octopus Hug is a sweet and funny picture book about friendship—under the sea!
Charlie the shark and Olivia Octopus were the best friends the ocean had ever seen. All Charlie wanted was a hug. Olivia desperately wished for a kiss. This is the story of how they both found what they were looking for.