The megamouth shark has a huge mouth, but eats only tiny creatures. Learn how its big, shiny mouth helps this shark catch its prey in Megamouth Sharks.

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The megamouth shark has a huge mouth, but eats only tiny creatures. Learn how its big, shiny mouth helps this shark catch its prey in Megamouth Sharks.

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Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Young readers should have no trouble figuring out how this fish got its name—when open, the megamouth shark's mouth resembles a huge cave! With a mouth that large, what does the megamouth eat? Tiny shrimp and plankton are strained through its gills. That huge mouth is lined with tiny, hook-like teeth. This well-illustrated book, part of Capstone's shark set, has many facts to offer very young readers, including information on the sharks' reproduction, resting, and hunting behaviors, plus its body shape and size. Ironically, so few of these have been spotted, scientists still have much to learn about megamouths. Gail Saunders-Smith, Ph.D., and Jody Rake, member of the Southwest Marine/Aquatic Educators' Association, were consulting editor and consultant, respectively. Young readers wanting more information can turn to the glossary, book list, internet site list, and index at the back of the book. While I applaud the simple-to-read text and amount of facts packed into each volume of this shark set, I would like to know which of these magnificent sharks are threatened or endangered, and I am sure every reader is curious about one important question: Is it dangerous to humans? Reviewer: Judy Crowder
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429622608
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,432,490
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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