Interview With a Shark

Andy Seed, illustrated by Nick East

This is the perfect book for fact-loving young readers and a must for the classroom. Following on from his earlier “Interview with a Tiger” and set out as a series of interviews with different underwater creatures, author Andy Seed introduces us to his “tranimalator”. It is this which allows him to talk to ten sea-creatures, including a Bull shark, an Ocean Sunfish as well as a fearsome Conger Eel. 

The tone is humorous, the language accessible, the facts are important and the intention is clear: to inform and to create an awareness of how children can help in the fight against pollution in our seas. Mention should also be made of the wonderful colour illustrations by Nick East that in themselves will stimulate discussion, and which readers will enjoy returning to again and again.

Published by Welbeck Children’s Books

Reviewed by Rachel Bolton