Sharks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Sharks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Seymour Simon

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Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution.


Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution.

Editorial Reviews

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.
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.
School Library Journal - 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
Carolyn Phelan
With a good balance of text and illustrations, Simon introduces the world of sharks. Always informative, he offers basic information about their variety, habits, physical characteristics, and life cycles. Although not captioned, the excellent full-color photographs relate so closely to the text on the opposite page that the pictures work in harmony with the words. An effective introduction to sharks.

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Demco Media
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10.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 200 books for young readers and is the recipient of 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. Mr. Simon lives in Great Neck, New York.

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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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