Pat and Mike, an elephant and his pet fish, are out for a day in the boat. While Mike naps, Pat slips over the side to hang out with some other fish. At first it's all fun and games, but when a shark shows up, Pat is in trouble! Will anyone be able to save her from the shark?
Henry's cheerful cartoons show a red-striped goldfish, toothy grey shark, and determined gray elephant coming to the rescue. The ocean is populated with colorful cartoon fish, shy clams, and worried crabs.
This is a higher level, D, due to the more complex words used. The text is a larger font but not huge and not as heavy and dark as some easy readers. The book is carefully laid out so the text is always against a light, empty background. Levels A-C are harder to find, but this is a nice transitional easy reader for kids ready to move up.
Verdict: A good filler choice if you are looking for more low-level easy readers.
ISBN: 9780823437733; Published July 2018 by Holiday House; Borrowed from another library in my consortium; Purchased for the library