NUGGET & FANG GO TO SCHOOL by Tammi Sauer. Illus. by Michael Slack. New York: Clarion Books, 2019 32p. ISBN 978-132854826-9 hc. $17.99 Gr. K-2 E PIC
The unlikely friendship of Fang (a shark) and Nugget (a minnow) continues when Nugget invites his friend to Mini Minnows Elementary School. When the first day of school arrives, the uncertainty of a new environment overwhelmes Fang, but the calm logic of Nugget gives him confidence. He has trouble with math, reading, science - and just about every subject, but finishes the day out anyway. The teacher awards Fang a gold star(fish) for his effort, which puts a big smile on his face. Most importantly, he has a great day because of his best friend, Nugget. Find out how this fishy friendship began in NUGGET & FANG: FRIENDS FOREVER--OR SNACK TIME? (2013).
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI