Sharks! (National Geographic Readers Series)

Sharks! (National Geographic Readers Series)

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by Anne Schreiber
     
 

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He’s quick. He’s silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark—the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This fish has soft cartilage so he can glide, twist, and turn before his prey can say "gulp!" He can smell a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean. He can feel electricity given off by his prey

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He’s quick. He’s silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark—the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This fish has soft cartilage so he can glide, twist, and turn before his prey can say "gulp!" He can smell a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean. He can feel electricity given off by his prey. He will lose and replace more than 10,000 teeth in his lifetime. Cool photos bring kids into the shark’s world. Fun facts go deep into the shark’s scary science.

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Children's Literature - Rachel Miller
Sharks have been around longer than dinosaurs, and they live in every ocean. Sharks have cartilage which allows them to turn and move, as well as bumpy skin which protects them and helps them swim faster. Shark pups grow in eggs or in their mother's bodies. Each shark is different, depending on the breed. Pups are born in shallow water and stay there until they are old enough to swim deeper. Sharks have keen senses of smell and sight, which enable them to catch their prey. Like humans, sharks have many different types of teeth; unlike humans, they have many rows of teeth and their teeth grow back when they lose one. The photography in this factual book is realistic and complements the text nicely. The angles of the pictures are incredible and attention-getting. The reader will enjoy the jokes that appear at the top of some of the pages; these help to keeps the book entertaining. The vocabulary throughout is both age-appropriate and challenging at the same time. The reader is sure to learn something from this book. This is part of the "National Geographic Kids" series. Reviewer: Rachel Miller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426302862
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
07/08/2008
Series:
National Geographic Readers Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
27,356
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

ANNE SCHREIBER is a graduate in Science Education from Cornell University and began her career as an elementary school teacher. She wrote the science content for the Magic School Bus television series. She has written more than a dozen books for young children. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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