Hi there, I'm Olga Shavrina, and "What's the Shark's Job?" marks my debut in children's literature. Over the years, I have engaged in professional blogging, illustration, and fostered a deep fascination with animals, drawing inspiration from nature. It all came together in this children's book, which stands as both the most challenging and the most rewarding project I've undertaken.
The story within these pages is deeply personal. As a child, I spent summers in the countryside with my grandparents while my parents worked back in the city, visiting only on weekends. I felt abandoned and resented their work. However, looking back, I recognize those days as the happiest of my life. The extraordinary biodiversity that surrounded me, my grandpa's stories, and the knowledge he imparted profoundly shaped my values and worldview.
"What's the Shark's Job?" aims to share that same sense of wonder with the children of today, spotlighting the critical roles animals play in our natural world. The book is an invitation for both kids and adults to connect with the environment and be inspired to protect it.
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