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Swallow the Leader
by Danna Smith
illustrated by Kevin Sherry
HMH Clarion Books

ISBN 10: 0544105184
ISBN 13: 978-0544105188



"Smith's undersea romp is an enjoyable rhyme that, while introducing different denizens of the briny deep, could easily be adapted to a finger play or body rhyme at storytime.... Nothing fishy here: it's a delish addition to storytime collections." 

Publishers Weekly
"A happy ending caps this cheeky underwater adventure." 

School Library Journal
"Readers will enjoy listening to the story and counting up and down as fish are added and swallowed. As the shark quips, 'Delish!'"  

An expressive group of cheerful fish play follow the leader in their ocean habitat, unaware that a shark lurks in the background. Count the fish from one to ten as each joins the game, then count back down to one when the leader snacks on a sea spider and sets off an unfortunate chain reaction (swallow the leader!). Luckily for everyone, fish number ten—the shark—gulps down his prey too quickly, and burrrrrrrp! they all swim out again.                                         

Swallow the Leader

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