The Truth about Sharks (Young Readers)

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Mr. Green takes his class to an aquarium, where they discover how sharks' teeth grow in rows-and keep growing for life. Many sharks are gentle and eat only plankton. Others, such as blue sharks, are very dangerous.

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Overview

Mr. Green takes his class to an aquarium, where they discover how sharks' teeth grow in rows-and keep growing for life. Many sharks are gentle and eat only plankton. Others, such as blue sharks, are very dangerous.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Shark attacks on people in movies like Jaws have instilled fear and given these fish a really bad reputation. But once kids read this entry in the "Young Reader's Series" they may feel quite differently. Of the 350 different kinds of sharks, only thirty are dangerous and it is most likely that even they will not bother people. Sharks do not have bones but cartilage and their skin is not covered with smooth scales but scales shaped like teeth, which makes the skin strong. In the past sharkskin was used as sandpaper. The shark is at the top of the food chain in the sea and if not protected from extinction, the balance of marine life will be destroyed. All of this information plus an extensive glossary make Amato's book a good choice for libraries, classrooms, and curious kids.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812091977
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Series: Young Reader's Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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