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Tiger Shark


The tiger shark isn't a picky eater. It gobbles up fish, birds, and even garbage floating in the ocean. Look inside to learn more about a shark that will eat just about anything.

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The tiger shark isn't a picky eater. It gobbles up fish, birds, and even garbage floating in the ocean. Look inside to learn more about a shark that will eat just about anything.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Put the words, "tiger" and "shark" together and you have one amazing animal by implication alone! This book, part of the "Shark Zone" series, provides an introduction to a fish that lives up to its name. Although Nuzzolo doesn't specifically say so, the fish's black spots and vertical stripes (they fade as the shark ages) are probably one link to the land predator. A Tiger shark's hunting skills match the big cat's as well. They take on dolphins, sea turtles (their teeth can crack a turtle shell), seals, squid and fish. A well-developed sense of smell plus rows of replaceable teeth add to its predatory skills as it swims the warm, shallow waters of the world's oceans looking for prey. The book's color photo illustrations are stunning. Extras like the boxed "Shark Facts" and featured vocabulary words on every page spread enable a young reader to learn more about these nocturnal predators. The book points out that this amazing animal's prime enemy is humankind. Tiger sharks get caught in fishing gear and fishermen hunt them for their fins, oil, liver and meat. I can only think of one shortcoming for this book and series: while the reader infers that the names of tiger, zebra, etc. sharks have something to do with the land animal it resembles in some way, the author doesn't state this specifically. Young readers like to read about this sort of thing. This book has a lively format and includes a glossary, index, list of books to read about tiger sharks plus an age-appropriate web site. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429617307
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,429,782
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jody Sullivan Rake has written many children’s books for Capstone Press. As a science writer in the SeaWorld San Diego Education Department for 10 years, she wrote numerous booklets and other educational pieces. Her degree in zoology, experience at SeaWorld, and love of animals drives her passion for writing animal books.

Jody lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, daughter, and two cats. She loves to hike, ski, run, cook, and eat. She also loves books and movies.

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Table of Contents

Striped Sharks     4
Tiger Shark Pups     8
What They Look Like     12
Hunting     16
Glossary     22
Read More     23
Internet Sites     23
Index     24
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