It’s Shark Week and we are celebrating with Wild Republic!

Did you know that on July 22nd Discovery Channel kicked off their 30th anniversary running of Shark Week? My whole family enjoys learning about these amazing creatures and are thrilled that there’s an entire week of programming dedicated to just them.

What’s Shark Week without bringing out some of our favorite Shark themed snacks, books, and toys?  Did you know that Alex Brands and  Wild Republic offer some pretty amazing Shark themed products? Maybe you’ve seen them in your favorite aquarium store or happening across them in a local store or while vacationing! No worries if you didn’t indulge at that very moment for those fun collectible and educational items then, because they have stores online with all those great things available through their online storefront too.

My three kids ages 10, 7, and two and half years old brought out their cool Cuddlekins shark plushes from Wild Republic this week to celebrate! These plushes are really awesome and very high quality! Each of the sharks we got had fun facts on their tags to learn specific to the type of shark. The eyes are quite lifelike and we all think the teeth look pretty cool! Each is quite huggable and snuggly too!

There are many species of sharks to choose from on the website in a variety of many sizes as well. We have a Great White Shark, Bamboo Shark, and a Whale Shark! I like how realistic some of the sharks look!

Though Shark Week is already ongoing, anytime is a great time to learn about these amazing creatures. Alex Brands and Wild Republic have some pretty cool items you may be interested in for the home or classroom such as games, playsets, binoculars, themed apparel, and much more!  Check out the few listed below:


Ideal Sharky’s Diner Game – Alex Brands

Ideal Sharky’s Diner Game lets you test your reflexes by snatching Sharky’s meal before his jaws snap shut! Yell out whichever piece of junk you want to get from Sharky’s mouth. Then snatch his meal with a gaff hook before his jaws close. Be careful! Pick up the wrong piece and his jaws will snap shut! Be the first player to remove 4 pieces of junk and win! This game fosters problem-solving, reasoning, patience, hand-eye coordination and social skills. Includes a shark body, shark jaw, 2 shark fins, eye stickers, 2 rubber bands, 2 gaff hooks, 21 pieces of plastic junk and instructions. Recommended for children 4 years of age and older. MSRP: $24.99

Cuddlekins Sharks from Wild Republic

Cuddlekins are Wild Republic’s exclusive line of ultra-plush wildlife toys. Specially designed to look like real the thing while still being incredibly soft and irresistibly squeezable. Every Cuddlekins is made with-and for-love. Customers can choose a variety of sizes from our many collections, including African, Rainforest, Wilderness, Asian Mountain, Prehistoric, Polar and Aquatic. New sharks for 2018 offered in two sizes and price points, $9.99 MSRP for 8” plush and $14.99 for 15” plush.  Choose from Blacktip, Great White, Hammerhead, Mako and Tiger Sharks.

Living Ocean Sharks from Wild Republic

Living Ocean is a new line of ultra-realistic plush from Wild Republic. This highly-detailed aquatic plush line utilizes fabric printing method to achieve vibrant life-like colors and designs on super soft fabric. Choose from Blacktip, Hammerhead, Great White, Tiger, Zebra, Leopard, and Bamboo Sharks.   Living ocean sea creatures are approximately 20-25″ in length; size varies by species. MSRP $19.99.


Are you celebrating Shark Week in any way this week?  Are there any favorite shark-themed books or products you or your family like? If so, leave a comment, we love hearing from you and always enjoy recommendations. 

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a free sample or a discount to purchase the product for review purposes.