Sam Who Was Swallowed By A Shark by Phyllis Root
Sam, the river rat, dreams of going to sea. It's his heart's desire. Day and night, whatever he is doing, his thoughts turn seawards. His neighbours tell him to think of practical matters like fixing his fence and getting his garden in order. But Sam decides to build his own boat. His neighbours are sceptical, "You'll be swallowed by a shark", they warn. By spring his boat is ready and Sam sets out - and that's the last anyone sees of him. Then one day a passing seagull drops a note that reads, "Dear friends, please do not worry, I am happy. Love, Sam." Axel Scheffler has also illustrated "You're a Hero, Daley B!"