We Are Famous! #2 (Benny McGee and the Shark #2) (Hardcover)

By Derek Anderson, Derek Anderson (Illustrator)

Penguin Workshop, 9780593093412, 64pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2020

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Paperback (8/4/2020)

List Price: 15.99*
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Benny and the shark are back, and they're about to find out what happens when a shark becomes a celebrity! In this story designed to engage early readers, charming characters combine with simple text, lively illustrations, and laugh-out-loud humor to help boost kids' confidence and create lifelong readers!

When a video of Benny's shark friend Mr. Chompers goes viral, they both bask in the glow of stardom. After all, what's better than being famous? But soon the downsides of fame find their way to the duo. With so many reporters on their tail, they aren't even allowed to play outside in the yard. Then, a live TV interview with Mr. Chompers quickly turns disastrous. Are the two pals actually cut out to be celebrities, or was it better when no one knew their names?

This humorous, highly illustrated story is perfect for kids just beginning to read on their own. The short chapters, early vocabulary, and amusing illustrations make reading easy and fun! Exciting, easy-to-read books are the stepping stone a young reader needs to bridge the gap between being a beginner and being fluent.

About the Author

Derek Anderson wrote his first story in second grade and he hasn't stopped writing or drawing since. He is the author-illustrator of the Croc and Ally books, and also illustrated Little Quack, which became a New York Times Best Seller. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.