Hooey Higgins and the Shark by Steve Voake

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Meet Hooey Higgins — along with his oddball family and friends — in a laugh-out-loud madcap adventure loaded with boy appeal.

Hooey Higgins is desperately in love — with the humongous chocolate egg in Mr. Danson’s store window, that is. Too bad he and his best friend, Twig, have nowhere near enough money to buy it. But when a shark is spotted off the coast, Hooey and Twig dream up a plan: capture the shark and charge people to view it. Brilliant! With Hooey’s older brother masterminding the foolproof scheme, they set off with ketchup, a cricket bat, a floral quilt, and a rope in tow. What they find is so amazing it blows the shark plan out of the water! Aided by Emma Dodson’s comical illustrations, Steve Voake introduces a hilarious new character in a fast-paced story kids will sink their teeth into.

About Steve Voake

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Steve Voake is the author of the Daisy Dawson books as well as two books for older readers. He lives in Somerset, England. Emma Dodson is the author-illustrator ofSpeckle the Spider. She lives in Surrey, England.
Published April 24, 2012 by Candlewick. 112 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mr. Danson wants to raise money to build a new shop window with his name etched into it, like a “true chocolatier.” Hooey and Twig just want his enormous oeuf en chocolat, which sports an equally oversized price tag.

Feb 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Hooey Higgins and the Shark

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The high pace and high silliness will particularly delight reluctant readers, but there's plenty for young readers of any ability to enjoy.

Mar 12 2010 | Read Full Review of Hooey Higgins and the Shark

City Book Review

I would recommend this to a friend because the drawings are funny and the way his friend, Twig, talks is silly.

Jul 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Hooey Higgins and the Shark

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