I really loved all your jokes and how you came up with names and types of food. I believe you have inspired me to write a book!
Your books are really funny and I hope there will be many more.
I love how no one gets hurt or dies because that really shouldn’t be in childrens books.
A lesson I learned from Lobster Tails was to put my phone down while eating.
I liked the story of the Bee Tails. It was really cool!
I liked how some characters were based on movies and some phrases lead to names. Each story was kid-friendly and everybody lives.
Love ur humor! Keep on keeping on!
Però devi essere molto simpatico e creativo . (translated from Italian: You must be very funny and creative)
John: You with your books are so creative.
My Grandson Cody absolutely loves all your books and he knows all the names of all the fish Thank You
Have to tell you a funny. My daughter and I were discussing the best way to prepare something , and she stated the obvious to me. My response to her: ” no kidding, sharklock bones!!” Lol
Ciera brought your books into her school to show her class recently and the teachers loved your books and was wondering if you would be interested in coming into her classroom to speak this Monday for Read Across America.
John has written a series of children’s books that I have given and read to my Grandchildren,. I enjoy reading these books to my Grandchildren as John has a way with using words and puns in a funny way. I recommend any book in his Sharklock Bones series.
What a wonderful idea to make readers part of the book, where they can communicate using puns and word plays! In this book, children can easily interact with the awesome characters, wisely created by John Leone. Another great book for young readers! Read! Travel! Enjoy! Laugh
Loved the book. I loved that although it is a children’s book for everyone, the puns were made for grownups.
What a fun story! This third book from the Sharklock Bones series will take you on an amusing journey to the sea, where readers can dive into a life of fun characters, “Parrots of the Carob Bean and the missing ship, the Black Twirl”. John Leone has a special talent to lure readers into a world filled with puns and riddles. He created wonderful characters, which put smiles on everyone’s face. Sail with the famous fish detective Sharklock and his sidekick Doctor Flotsam and discover the mystery about the missing ship!
I loved the book and will be sending it down to my Great Nieces in Baltimore.
Just read them all.I liked all the stories and I loved Zoo Tales.
Thank you so much Babe.The book is great! Funny that even I can understand it!
I recieved this book for my 7 year old daughter. Once she got it she read it right away and then re-told the story to me in detail. She of course didn’t get the reference to ‘Sherlock Holmes’ but I did and I loved the creativity of the story. I asked her to review this book in her own words and here it is:
“My name is Kyleigh. I love to read books. It’s my favorite thing to do when I can. I loved Sharklock Bones. It made me laugh. I like books that make me laugh. I want to read it again.”
Puns, giggles, & groans. You crack me up!
Hi John! The kids love the books and I read them too. Great….. Thanks again happy holidays.
In my opinion this book was perfect for young children who are eager to read and want to find humor. With my children I feel reading is very important. This book is ideal for my kids and I look forward to more ‘tails’ from this author.
Got it! Love the book!
Your prose is nicely written with details that capture the reader and the manner in which you write will be enjoyable to readers both young and old. Right from the start your plot was very engaging. You do a nice job of slowly making your way through the story with details and a certain voice that allows your reader to really interact with the characters (who are all round and very nicely developed considering they are fish). You have used dialogue especially well in this book to help really create your characterization and move your plot along. Characterization is one of the most important elements of any successful story. You have crafted another quality piece of writing. Bravo!
Although sold as a children’s book, adults will surely appreciate the humor within. The author is a master of puns and wordplay. Guaranteed to elicit laughs out loud (or maybe a groan or two). Very clever.
Whoa! Twenty thousand puns under the sea! Wonderfully original story that is really written for all ages. If you are reading this to a child, odds are you will be challenged to explain the relentless punning. Guaranteed to cause endless groaning and to put a smile on everyone’s face!
This story is written with a touch of unusual humor. It is easy to read and follow the main characters. I was introduced to the Sharklock Bones series at one of the author’s days. Since then I became a fan of the famous fish detective Sharklock and his sidekick Doctor Flotsam. John Leone has written a series of books, which entertain children and grownups. I enjoyed following his amusing characters, cleverly described in each book. This intriguing mystery story with many puns and jokes made me laugh and long for more. If you want to have fun reading with your child, you should read Sharklock Bones and his future mysteries. This is an entertaining book for any age!
If you want to see your child laughing, please read Sharklock Bones: Zoo Tails! Written with humor, this story introduces the reader to two mysteries, solved by the famous fish detective Sharklock and his team. It grabs your attention from the first line and keeps it to the end of the story. If your child likes to solve mysteries and play detective, then this book is worth keeping! Reading this book, children will meet fun characters, which will entertain them with funny puns and riddles. I recommend this fun book for slightly older children who like mystery and appreciate good humor.
I bought this book even though my children are much older. I purchased for a friend’s granddaughter. But, in reading the book, I laughed so much! Yes, the kids will enjoy the book’s humor and all the fishes but the puns are hilarious! You will be laughing as you read this book to children. So although a children’s book, I had my 24 year old daughter read it and she laughed! You will not be disappointed in this book. Buy it for the kids and enjoy it yourself! Great job!
Complaint! I bought Bug Tails for my eleven year old. I went to bed early last night as I get up early and couldn’t get to sleep as my son in the next room kept laughing out loud reading your book.
John, the website is great!! I enjoyed reading your history and the testimonials!! I certainly could add mine!! I don’t have grandchildren yet so I will pretend I got the books for my future grandchildren but the reality is, I loved reading the books myself. I find myself cracking up with all of your puns! You are such a great writer because you capture such a large audience of all ages!! Kudos!! Can’t wait for the next one!!
I guess I am still a kid because I love reading your books.
For those of you with kids on your holiday list, check out the website for my friend, John L. Leone…….he is the author of a line of children’s books. John is a wonderful human being, with a great sense of humor & he was the best man at my wedding……so I can vouch for him! 😉
Just spent all Thanksgiving weekend on the John Leone, Author Extraordinaire, website. Really impressive John! I’m jealous. Wish I could find something to do that is fulfilling that doesn’t involve the electrical industry.
Very nice web site. I am impressed!!.
Re: Fairy Tails! You really do have a way with words John.
There just isn’t any funnier guys out there.
Just picked up John Leone’s latest book (Sharklock Bones: Fairy Tails). I have to say that every one he has written, even though he says they are children’s book, I have enjoyed. I would recommend everyone to get them for their children or grandchildren, but make sure you read them first because you’ll also enjoy them!
We have a camp arranged for next week and plan to use your books for some of the activities. We will let you know how it goes with our kids aged 5-9 years old. I read through Sharklock Bones: Zoo Tales the other day and it made me laugh out loud!
Interesting story with good plot twists. Adorable and funny!
We sent our grandson in Ohio your Pirate Tail book inside a nice treasure chest that we got at AC Moore along with some other goodies. The kids absolutely love the book. They gave it 2 thumbs up and my daughter-in-law said the babysitter was acting it out with my older granddaughter.
By you writing the books aimed at the kiddies, they will be learning and asking questions which will be helping them to understand what’s happening with the oceans and the dolphins. Well done, my man, you are a mold for the future activists. Good luck with your books!
Great gift idea for the kids this Easter!! Who knows, you may enjoy the tales so much you’ll want to keep them for yourselves.
Books got here this morning, thank you so much. They are brilliant!!!!
Just as expected, Kiara was thrilled with her books and asked me to say a very big ‘THANK YOU’ for them. The look on her face is one that made me smile for ages, her little blushes and squeals when she saw her name in them was beyond words. Thank you, thank you!!
This is Ty…..The books are awesome. thank you for writing these books. I like the stories. The shark is funny.
Just wanted to let you know that my 10 year old great nephew, who was having a problem reading the assigned books in school, read all 6 Sharklock books in one week.
Good book, John; I am impressed and I laughed a lot too!
I ordered this book for our Granddaughters following a friend’s recommendation and enjoyed reading it very much. The author, John Leone, has a way of interjecting humor with his detective stories.
This particular book has two mystery stories or “Tails”, was easy to read, and in my opinion is great for “tween-agers”. I know I enjoyed it as much as Sylvia and Annabelle and I want to order other books in the Sharklock Bones series.
Your Sharklock books are so precious and cute. I do get a kick out of them and do enjoy your humor. So continue on, John, your stories/books are amazing! God Bless!
Love these Books. My Grandson makes us read them over and over to him. Thank You John L. Leone You’re the BEST !!!!!
OMG!! I couldn’t stop giggling!
We just finished reading Whale Tails. Loved the character names. Can’t wait to read it to our grand daughter Addison!
“John Leone’s Sharklock Bones series (various titles) is a witty and creative collection of puns and cultural references, all with a watery twist! Appropriate for all ages, these books will connect with readers in a way that is worthy of sharing. I most love the movie references!”
Just love those books!! It is full of puns n pictures are great!! Keep up writing these amazing stories!
Oh yes they r a lot of fun. I highly recommend to all adults, u won’t b disappointed.
Our granddaughter, Kiara, just LOVES your books!
I’m 70 and love your kind of humor!
Not sure why you call them children’s books. They’re extremely funny for us grown-ups with all your references to old movies and plays and TV shows.
My wife couldn’t stop laughing.
The names are way too punny.
Excellent and creative writings by one my most trusted and loyal friends throughout the years! His humor is one of Pixar and Disney caliber!
A wonderful book for children. I highly recommend!
If your looking for a great kids book get Sharklock Bones Reef Tails by John L. Leone. Been reading the newly released book in his series. David loves it and wants to me to now find the others. It has the Jersey Shore in it. You can purchase it on Amazon.
Love love love these books!! They are great for kids of all ages!
I thought it was really funny that McFrugal caused each ghost to quit LOL! I definitely know a few people who just do.not.listen. .
John, I bought two of your books for my grandson. Though he’s three, figured he’d grow into them. Now my son-in-law never laughs or smiles. Ever. Well, he picked up the books to read to his son. Did I tell you he never smiles? Well, John, he started laughing. He never laughs. And he kept on laughing. He laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed. I couldn’t believe my ears. He loves your sense of humor in your books.
Bee tails was so adorable and informative. You have such a fun way of writing for the kids and we all learn something from your books. They should do a play on your book, would be so much fun!!!
Just love all your books! Have every one you wrote.
I love the little facts thrown in!
Great! Bees are a hot topic right now.
I liked all the bee details in your Bee Tails.
As always, a delightful play on words. Keep up the good work in entertaining and educating our youth… and their parents!!
Very funny and informative, but how do you even think of all these puns?
Ryan loves them! We read the bee one last night. Got a kick out of the Barb Bee references. He was giggling and I was groaning…so cute!
I was LOL with Lobster Tails. Couldn’t stop laughing about the optician’s store name C F Eyecare. You are toooooooooooooooooooo funny.(Happy face imogi)
Haha! just read the book (Sea Isle City Tales) and its adorable!!!! Love it!
The book (on Sea Isle City) is very cute and has lots of interesting history. I learned a few things myself!