Shark Attack! by Julia March

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Level 1. DK Readers. Lego, 2017. ISBN 9781465461933
(Age: 4-6) Recommended. In Shark attack! readers will meet Lord Garmadon, the villain of the Lego Ninjago move. He is the most evil man in Ninjago City and he has built up a Shark Army with special weapons and vehicles in an effort to take over the city. The ninja must defeat him and his army.
This has instant appeal for any child who likes Lego and who has seen the movie. Level 1 is for the child who is beginning to read. It doesn't look like a reader, but it contains short sentences and words that children will be familiar with and will have no trouble pronouncing. The illustrations are colourful Lego figures which complement the text and give clues to what is going on.
The book has a table of contents with 24 headings as well as an index at the back, making it seem much more like a book than a reader. There are 24 pages in the book and a 5 question quiz that children will enjoy doing. The note to parents is helpful as well.
Well designed and produced, with a hard cover and the popular Lego figures, this is sure to be a hit with children and is likely to lure a child to begin reading.
Pat Pledger