Sharks

Sharks

by Diane Swanson
     
 

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The world of sharks is a world of water. Sharks swim the seas all over the world. They open their wide mouths to swallow food whole. And they come in many shapes and sizes. Some sharks are as small as cigars, and some are as long as several cars placed end to end!

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The world of sharks is a world of water. Sharks swim the seas all over the world. They open their wide mouths to swallow food whole. And they come in many shapes and sizes. Some sharks are as small as cigars, and some are as long as several cars placed end to end!

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Children's Literature
Each book in the "Welcome to the World of Animals" series describes the animal in terms of wonder at what it can do and how it functions in its environment. Short chapters tell where the animals can be found, what they eat, how they communicate, what babies are like, and how they spend time. The book helpfully reminds readers that there are about 350 to 400 kinds of sharks in the family (many of which are included in the illustrations). A report writer would easily locate habitats and other relevant features, given the functional index and glossary of this 32-page book. Interesting sidebars and well-captioned but drab photographs accompany the friendly and well-organized text. While there are many books about sharks, as well as whole series, and books about individual shark species, this is a solid survey. 2003 (orig. 2001), Gareth Stevens,
— Susan Hepler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552850701
Publisher:
Whitecap Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Whitecap Books Investigate Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author

Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She is the author of many books, including Safari Beneath the Sea, which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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