A charming and funny story of friendship, fine dining, and being true to yourself, from Tadgh Bentley, the author/illustrator of Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups—perfect for fans of Love Monster and I Don’t Want to Be a Frog!
Samson wasn’t like other piranhas.
While other piranhas stayed close to home
He wanted to explore the world.
And while they stuck to the same old routine, swimming and chomping and scaring,
Samson liked to try new things
Most of all, Samson dreamed of eating fine foods at fancy restaurants.
When not one but THREE new restaurants come to his corner of the sea, Samson can’t wait to try them all. There’s only one problem: With their big teeth and scary smiles, piranhas aren’t really welcome anywhere, let alone in fancy restaurants. Can Samson make his dream come true—and still be himself?
Samson learns a valuable lesson about preconceived notions that those who look scary can be ostracized. Samson learns that there are many other ‘scary’ fish that just want to have a nice meal like him. With a lot of ingenuity and his new found ‘scary fish’ friends, Samson and his buddies decide to make a new restaurant where all fish are welcomed. Including piranhas. This is a lovely story that shows you can’t judge a book by its cover and if you can’t find places that welcome you, sometimes you have to create a place all on your own that will accept you for who you are.
About the Author/Illustrator: Tadgh Bentley is a picture book author and illustrator originally from the UK, now living in the Hocking Hills of Ohio with his wife, Emily, and puppy, Atticus. He is also the author-illustrator of Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups and Samson: The Piranha Who Went to Dinner. You can visit him online at www.tadghbentley.com.
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