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Children's LiteratureExtinct or alive, the sharks in this book are well drawn with creative backgrounds and scenery to catch your eye. There is a shark representing each letter of the alphabet, hence the title. A shark family tree gives an overview of how sharks are related, with a brief introduction explaining that sharks are cartilaginous, meaning they are made of cartilage rather than bones, and that they're also called chondrichthyans, or cartilage fish. The bulk of the book is examples of sharks drawn in ways to make it easy to remember what the shark is called. For example, the dogfish glide over a field with running dogs at their sides, and the kidney-headed sharks swim through a sea of kidney beans. A section of shark facts is included, with information about their hunting skills, their teeth, skin and extra senses, and how humans threaten the species. Although only one sentence accompanies the main artwork in the book, there is a field guide at the end, giving interesting information about each shark that is represented. For each shark, this includes common names, length, color, range, remarks with extra facts, and the shark's general population status. Education and fun come together in this fact-filled book.