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Sharks

Sharks

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by Seymour Simon
     
 

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If you believe the movies and books about shark attacks, you probably think that sharks are the biggest, scariest animals on the planet. But are all sharks the giant man hunters they are so often made out to be? What do they eat, where do they swim, and what do they do on weekends? Dive in and explore one of the world’s most mysterious creatures with

Overview

If you believe the movies and books about shark attacks, you probably think that sharks are the biggest, scariest animals on the planet. But are all sharks the giant man hunters they are so often made out to be? What do they eat, where do they swim, and what do they do on weekends? Dive in and explore one of the world’s most mysterious creatures with acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Catherine Campbell Wright
Just looking at the cover of Sharks will convince you that you need to learn all you can about sharks! The big, bold, yellow title and the ominous creature on the cover will lure readers right into this fact-filled and clearly presented book. Every page contains a full-sized, gorgeous, and sometimes unsettling photograph of a shark. We see a baby swell shark emerging from its egg case, an enormous-looking sand tiger shark and its rows of sharp teeth, hammerheads swimming in sunlit shallow water, and a blacktip reef shark devouring a large mackerel. Simon is skilled at writing for readers who are unfamiliar with scientific terminology. When he says that sharks are cold-blooded, the very next sentence tells readers just what cold-blooded means. This is a fun and informative book.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
At maturity, the sea's prime predator can be from six inches and a few ounces to 60 feet and 20 tons big; white, black, brown, green, purple, blue or polka dotted; and second only, perhaps, to dinosaurs for "grabbing" kids-as you'll discover when you put within easy reach Seymour Simon's smooth-flowing narrative which alternates with striking full-page photographs to dispel myths and reveal truths about sharks physical characteristics, reproduction, and relatively small threat to people.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-5In a narrative that flows from the general to the specific, Simon describes the appearance, physical characteristics, and behavior of sharks. Large, full-color photographs amplify the text and hint at its contents. For example, a closeup of a sand tiger shark's open mouth and row upon row of teeth invites readers into the facing text, which describes how sharks bite and what happens when a tooth is broken or lost. A photo of the gaping mouth of a whale shark introduces the filter-feeders, a small group without teeth. The information is not indexed or divided into chapters. This is not as detailed a treatment as Mary M. Cerullo's Sharks (Cobblehill, 1993) or Sharks (Facts on File, 1987). Instead, it's an introduction to the topic that combines seamless description with excellent photos to describe creatures that never fail to fascinate.Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060877132
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
117,076
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page Teacher Guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Sharks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For kids who enjoy a "good kind of scared," this book is both exciting and very informative. In classic Seymour Simon style, he uses stunning, full-page photographs to help readers learn about what sharks are really like. He does an amazing job of exploring the wonders of our planet!
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