Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series) by Bonnie Worth, Aristides Ruiz, Joe Mathieu |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series)

Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series)

by Bonnie Worth, Aristides Ruiz, Joe Mathieu
     
 

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In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, the Cat introduces beginning readers to all kinds of sharks! From the smallest (the dwarf lantern) to the largest (the whale shark), the most notorius (the great white) to the most obscure (the goblin), the Cat explains why sharks have lots of teeth but no bones; how their tough skin helps them

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In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, the Cat introduces beginning readers to all kinds of sharks! From the smallest (the dwarf lantern) to the largest (the whale shark), the most notorius (the great white) to the most obscure (the goblin), the Cat explains why sharks have lots of teeth but no bones; how their tough skin helps them swim fast and stay clean (inspiring scientists—and bathing suit manufacturers!); how pores along the sides of their bodies help them sense prey; that they have more to fear from us than we do from them, and much, much more! Perfect for shark and Cat (in the Hat) fanciers, fans of the new PBS Kids preschool science show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will sink their teeth into this new addition to the series!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—Twisted sentence structure, tongue twisters, forced rhyme scheme, and lack of a consistent cadence make this offering a difficult read-aloud. "See this wonderful boat bobbing here on the water?/It's my Super-Stupendous Shipshape Shark Spotter" is one of the better-scanning lines, but still is a clunky read. Written at an almost fourth-grade reading level and illustrated in a cartoon style, the book's intended audience is unclear. Older students would be better served by reading a nonfiction text about sharks, many of which are listed in the back matter, including David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes's Face to Face With Sharks (National Geographic, 2009). Readers should skip right to these additional resources. Buy only where the TV show is popular.—Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375870736
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Series:
Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
104,769
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

BONNIE WORTH is the author of countless books for young readers, among them the Cat in the Hat Learning Library books If I Ran the Rain Forest, Great Day for Pup!, Oh Say Can You Seed? (winner of the 2003 Ohio Farm Bureau Award), There's No Place Like Space!, Wish for a Fish, Oh Say Can You Say Di-No-Saur?,Would You Rather Be a Pollywog?, Ice Is Nice!, and Safari, So Good!

Among the many books illustrated by ARISTIDES RUIZ are all the Cat in the Hat Learning Library Books.  

JOE MATHIEU has illustrated countless children's books.

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