Jim Toomey was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. He launched Sherman's Lagoon in 1991, and was picked up by Creators Syndicate later that year. An engineer, a philosopher, a surfer, a scuba diver, and a sailor, Toomey lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.
He has been twice awarded the Environmental Hero Award, given by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration “for using art and humor to conserve and protect our marine heritage.”
Just love the drawings and the hilarious characters... Amazing idea to reverse the roles about fishing... Read morePublished on May 13 2003 by ADB
Read it! Jim Toomey rules! Funniest shark in print...and the crab ain't bad either.Published on Dec 19 2001 by "mkssmith3"
While it is nice to see a book that is not all nice - where shark meets human beach ape. Where else would you read that a shark would not want to eat a person because she is a... Read morePublished on May 19 2000
I've loved sherman for SO long he feels like a member of the family, and trust me he'd fit in PERFECT with this one. I think the Poodle book should have a sequel though. Read morePublished on June 4 1999
My boyfriend gave me this book when I had chicken pox as an adult, and he said it would make me feel better. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 1999 by Cathy (CMCKitten@usa.net)