Nugget and Fang

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Nugget and Fang

Friends Forever--Or Snack Time?

By Tammi Sauer; Michael Slack (Illustrator)

Hmh Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780547852850, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013


"Friends forever--or snack time? " In the deep ocean, tiny Nugget and big, toothy Fang get along swimmingly until Nugget's first day of minnow school. There Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks To regain Nugget's trust, Fang takes desperate (and hilarious) measures. But it's not until his big sharp teeth save the entire school that minnows learn this shark is no foe. Fantastically stylized artwork adds even more humor to this undersea story of unlikely friendship.

About the Author
Tammi Sauer, a former teacher and library media specialist, is the author of many popular picture books, including Nugget and Fang, illustrated by Michael Slack, and Princess in Training, illustrated by Joe Berger. She lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. Visit her website at

Michael Slack is the illustrator of Nugget and Fang by Tammi Sauer, Edgar Allan Poe's Pie by J. PatrickLewis, and manyother picture books. Helives in Lafayette, California. Visit his website at