Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks! by Katie and Kevin Tsang

Sam Wu is Not Afraid of SharksSam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks (Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of … #2)

Author: Katie and Kevin Tsang

Genre: Middle Grade

Publisher: Egmont

Publication Date: June 28th 2018

Format: Paperback (224 pages)

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Brilliantly funny new young series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he’s not going to take any more chances. So at his friend’s birthday party at the beach, Sam refuses to dip even a toe in the water. Nothing could go wrong now, could it?

My Rating: ★★★★★

Sam Wu is back for another adventure with Zoe and Bernard (not to forget Butterbutt the cat!). In his newest adventure, Sam is showing the world that he is absolutely, completely NOT afraid of sharks!

Katie and Kevin have really created something brilliant with this middle grade series. These stories are charming, hilarious and relatable. No matter the age of the reader there is something in here to have you chuckling or thinking “ME TOO SAM!”. I can see children all over the world wanting to channel their inner Sam Wu to help them face their fears. I also adore the message these books give: actually it’s perfectly okay to be afraid of something.


This second instalment has everything I adored from Sam Wu’s first adventure: a unique and hilarious voice, effortlessly diverse characters, giggle inducing character names and some of the best illustrations I’ve seen. I love the layout of the books and how they include things like footnotes which will help younger readers get to grips with that way of reading as well as illustrations of all shapes and sizes.

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks is sure to make just a big a splash in the middle grade world as the first book did! I can’t wait to see the little people in my life picking this up soon.

Huge, huge, huge thank you to Siobhan at Egmont for sending me a copy of the book in exchange of a fair and honest review.


A few things that Kelly is (definitely) NOT afraid of…

  • Spiders (absolutely not afraid)
  • Heights
  • Clowns



Have you read any of the Sam Wu books yet? Are they on your TBR?

What are you definitely NOT afraid of?


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