The Melissa & Doug Shark – Plush is so well made it actually does look dangerous, but looks can be deceiving, and this is a case where they are. With such large jagged teeth, why would anyone think a child would even want a shark as a friend? A friendship can be strong, though, and once a child hugs a quiet shark like this and feels its soft body a friendship starts to grow. Yes, even a shark can find its way into a child's heart when it is over 3 feet long and cuddly. Since children love having animal friends, why not add this shark to your child's collection? The Melissa & Doug Shark is made for children 3 years of age, but it is suited for older children as well.