Tibu, the Little Bull Shark

Tibu, the Little Bull Shark
Item# BB400

Book Summary

By Elvira Rosales Ormseth
Illustrated by Alex Beard
11 x 8 inches
(Horizontal format)
36 pages
Published October 2020
ISBN 978-1-935497-95-0
Carton qty: 38

Tibu, a little bull shark, lives in Lake Nicaragua. He is mean to other fish and has no friends, so he swims down the San Juan River to the salt water of the Caribbean Sea, then into the big ocean. There he makes new friends and learns important lessons about treating others like he would like to be treated.


"Children of all ages will be drawn to this beautifully written and gorgeously illustrated coming-of-age story of Tibu, the little bull shark who could! Set in the real world of the Lake Nicaraguan freshwater sharks, it's a timeless tale of alienation and, ultimately, of belonging."

About the Author

Elvira Rosales Ormseth grew up in Nicaragua, where she was fascinated with bull sharks and their unique habitat in Lake Nicaragua. While on a family vacation in Nicaragua, she wrote the story of Tibu, The Little Bull Shark.

Elvira is an educator and children's book author. A native of Nicaragua, she moved to New Orleans in her teens. She presently resides in Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three children. After she read Tibu, The Little Bull Shark to her classrooms, the children inspired her to publish it.

About the Illustrator

Alex Beard is an accomplished artist, best-selling children's book author and illustrator, and animal conservationist. He lives in New Orleans with his wife and two children. His art gallery, The Alex Beard Studio, is located in the heart of the Crescent City's uptown shopping district on Magazine Street.

In 2012 Alex created The Watering Hole Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered wildlife and the environments in which they live. The first project of the foundation was centered on protecting the wild African elephant in Northern Kenya.

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