Scary Sharks

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Discover a dangerous world and come face to face with the world’s most terrifying animals, from deadly sharks and predators to monster reptiles and creepy crawlies.
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Overview

Discover a dangerous world and come face to face with the world’s most terrifying animals, from deadly sharks and predators to monster reptiles and creepy crawlies.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Just once, I would like to see the word, shark, not accompanied by the words, scary, dangerous, fear, fierce, gruesome and so on. This book, part of the "Animal Attack" series (other books in the series include Deadly Predators, Fearsome Reptiles and Mini Monsters) is all about scary, inviting the young reader to "enter shark-infested waters to meet the world's most feared fish," "come face-to-face with some of the world's fiercest predators," "discover shark's ferocious eating habits," "peer into the jaws of a great white" and so on. Shark facts that readers are encouraged to "sink their teeth into" include several types of sharks, how they move/swim efficiently through the water, predator-prey interaction, physiology and reproduction plus humankind's effects on sharks. Each two-page spread includes color photography, main text, a "how scary" chart, "Shark Bites" that feature basic facts like size, habitat, where they are found in the world's oceans, individual "weapons" such as mouth size, sharp or replaceable teeth, keen sense of smell or sight, as well as a red "Killer fact," for example, the fact that hammerheads like to feed on venomous sting rays. The book boasts a "gruesome life-size great white fold-out" that mainly features the snout and mouth. The author does mention that not all sharks are as scary as they sound; for instance the basking shark only eats plankton. If scary with sensationalist spin is what you want, here is the book for you. But if you would like to hear children say, "how remarkable" instead of "how scary!" then look further afield; a plethora of shark books is available today. Here's a final shark fact: more sharks are killed by humans than humans by sharks. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Like a carnival barker's pitch, the sensational covers of these books lure students to gape at a menagerie of fearsome and fascinating creatures. Sure to capture and hold the interest of reluctant readers as well as enthusiastic browsers, the volumes rate the scariness of the animals and provide basic information as well as enough lurid details to hit that sweet spot between "eww" and "awesome." Jazzy, colorful graphics; heavy paper stock; "Killer Fact" sidebars; "actual size" images (of a lion's canine tooth, for example); and a large fold-out in each volume keep the pages turning. Unfortunately, the animal photos are obscured by placement over the well in many of the spreads, and a typo slipped through in Predators. A laudable "Taking It Further" section in the back of each book encourages independent research and is complemented by a list of useful websites.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609922801
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Series: Animal Attack! Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,392,736
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Super Predators 4

Bull Shark 6

Gray Reef Shark 8

On the Move 10

Hammerhead Shark 12

Basking shark 14

Great White Shark 16

Great White Shark 18

Tiger shark 20

Skeletons and Scales 22

Lemon Shark 24

Eggs and Pups 26

Longnose Sawshark 28

Sharks and People 30

Glossary 32

Taking it Further 33

Index 34

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