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Sammie the Shark stumbles upon a treasure. Who could this shiny object belong to?

Janet Councilman is among the leading fable writers today. She has published several animal stories and introduced several characters that are both lovable and inspiring. One of her children’s book is a story about a shark named Sammie. In Sammie the Shark and the Return of the Lost Gift, the main character stumbles upon a treasure. Who could this shiny object belong to? Let’s find out as ReadersMagnet Review features Sammie the Shark and the Return of the Lost Gift by Janet Councilman.

Sammie the Shark and the Return of the Lost Gift

Sammie the Shark and the Return of the Lost Gift is a modern fable published in 2019. The man character in Janet Councilman’s illustrated children’s book is a shark named Sammie. Sammie lives with his friends in the colorful Coral Bay. A happy and outgoing shark, Sammie is always out for adventures with his friends. One day, while out for a stroll, Sammie stumbled upon a strange-looking item lying on the seafloor. The item is a bright reflective object. Sammie picked the object, and wondered, “who could this shiny object belong to?” Soon after, Sammie realized that the treasure he just found could be a gift for a special person, and someone out there could be looking for the lost treasure.

Sammie the Shark and the Return of the Lost Gift is a heartwarming children’s illustrated book that teaches its readers the value of thoughtfulness, fellowship with others, and honesty. Every fable has its moral lesson, and Janet Councilman’s Sammie the Shark highlights the importance of being earnest and thinking about other’s feelings and emotions. Sometimes when we find stuff lying around or left behind by someone we don’t know, it’s easy for us to assume that no one is looking for it. In this book, we are reminded that we must return things that we find, and to look for the owners of lost items.

Aside from the wonderful lessons that Sammie the Shark and the Return of the Lost Gift imparts, it also showcases the beauty and magnificence of nature. Through its wonderful illustrations and characters, we get to see and feel the joy of the ocean world.

Other Works By Janet Councilman

Aside from Sammie the Shark and the Return of the Lost Gift, Janet Councilman wrote and published other children’s illustrated books. Below are the books by Janet Councilman:

Rocky the Respectful Raccoon and His Red Sunglasses (2008)

Rocky the Respectful Raccoon and His Red Sunglasses is the first book in Janet Councilman’s six-part series. In Rocky the Respectful Raccoon and His Red Sunglasses, the character Rocky stumbles upon a pair of big red sunglasses on a beautiful autumn day.

Rocky and His Responsible Band of Cowboys (2009)

Rockey and His Responsible Band of Cowboys is Janet Councilman’s second book in the series. It tells the story of Rockey and his friends whom we met in the first book Rocky the Respectful Racoon and His Red Sunglasses.

Rocky Raccoon and His Caring Classmates (2014)

Rocky Raccoon and His Caring Classmates is the third book in Janet Councilman’s series that deals with character traits taught in elementary schools. 

Petie the Penguin and the Electric Igloo (2015)

Petie the Penguin follows the story of an adventurous penguin who stumbles upon a village called Slipperyvill. Hungry and tired from his travel, he knocks on one of the Igloos in the village.

Rocky Raccoon and His Raiders Vs. the Prowlers (2015)

Rocky Raccoon and His Raiders vs the Prowlers feature Rocky and his friends playing basketball against the Prowlers. The book emphasized the importance of fair play and sportsmanship.

About the Author

Janet Councilman is an author, artist, and designer from Burlington, North Carolina. Janet attended the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida where she majored in commercial art. Her love of art and the beach is why she wrote “Sammie the Shark and the Return of the Lost Gift.” She has been drawing portraits of people, children, and pets since 2000. She has also worked with autistic students for eleven years at South Graham Elementary. Janet also designs and makes cards, and also does portraits.

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