Shark Girl and Belly Button
Shark Girl and Belly Button

Shark Girl and Belly Button



40 Pages, 9 x 9

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $21.99)

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN 9781936669257

Price: $17.99
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Nominee:Foreword Reviews 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year, Picture BooksTwo friends with contrasting personalities find they have more in common than they first thoughtShark Girl sees the world in a worried way, while her good friend, Belly Button, has a more positive outlook on things. Together, the friends take readers on five mini adventures—writing a letter, making paper dolls, going to a party, visiting the playground, and appreciating the value of things, especially one's friends. This intimate set of stories combines humor, emotion, and insight, inviting readers to look beyond physical appearance into the thoughts and dreams we all share.


“The odd juxtaposition of delicacy and ferocity not only inspires a smile but melts one's heart.” —Melissa Starker, Columbus Dispatch

“The shark becomes a complex presence in this seemingly innocent, dreamy world.” —J. L. Schnabel, Hi Fructose magazine

“Shark Girl has emblazoned herself into Casey’s work, to the admiration of a growing, national audience of devotees. Shark Girl is a metamorphic figure combining the innocence and fragility of a young, pastel clad, patent leather shoe wearing, ivory-skinned girl, and, the unsettling, kinetic ferocity of a white-toothed shark, with inanimate seeming eyes.” —CitizenPork blog

"Shark Girl in the book retains all the elements of the character she began as a cartoon in 1999. Shark Girl became a way to reflect her own anxieties. Shark Girl is angry, anxious, fearful. Belly Button, who also first appeared in Millard's early journals, is her optimistic, buoyant friend." —Julie Engebrecht, the Cincinnati Enquirer

Author Biography

Casey Riordan Millard is an artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.