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Clark the Shark: Friends Forever

Bruce Hale

"A recommended story that helps young readers learn how to be a good friend." (School Library Journal)

Featuring bold illustrations by Guy Francis and lively easy-to-read text by Bruce Hale, this Level Two I Can Read will have beginning readers ready to take a bite out of reading! Perfect for social emotional learning.

Clark the Shark is super excited about the drawing contest. The winner gets Captain Suckermouth comics, signed by Captain Suckermouth! When Clark asks Joey Mackerel for help, his excitement gets the best of him and he doesn't listen to his friend. Joey is sad because his pet catfish died. Will Clark be able to truly listen and put his friend first?

Clark the Shark has been embraced in the elementary school classroom and at home. Kids laugh at his antics, and they also relate to the young shark who always means well but can get himself into scrapes due to his overabundance of energy.

This is the first Level Two I Can Read for Clark the Shark. Level Two I Can Read books are geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

Book Details

  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: Jun 7th, 2022
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.82in - 5.83in - 0.32in - 0.14lb
  • EAN: 9780062912589
  • Recommended age: 04-08
  • Categories: Humorous StoriesAnimals - Marine LifeReaders - Beginner

About the Author

Hale, Bruce: -

Bruce Hale has written and/or illustrated over sixty books for kids and is the author of Clark the Shark; Clark the Shark Dares to Share; the award-winning Chet Gecko Mysteries series; Snoring Beauty, one of Oprah's Recommended Reads for Kids; and the School for S.P.I.E.S. series. In his free time, Bruce enjoys hiking, watching movies, and making music. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, dog, and many hats. You can catch him online at

Francis, Guy: -

Guy Francis spends most of his time drawing, painting, and drawing some more. He has done a variety of illustration work in the children's market, including editorial and educational illustration, chapter books, and picture books. He freelances from his home in Provo, Utah, where his wife and four children are his own personal art critics and bring a healthy bit of chaos to the studio. Every now and then he gets out of the house and heads to the mountains with his family. You can visit him online at

Praise for this book

"A recommended story that helps young readers learn how to be a good friend." -- School Library Journal