We Both Read-Sharks!

Sending request ...

More About This Book

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Reading together is one of the most "quality time" activities an adult and child can do together. This book, part of the "We Both Read" series, combines that time-honored exercise with a subject guaranteed to get a young reader's attention: sharks. The book, with its lively color (photo and drawn) illustrations, is designed so that adults read aloud the left-hand page, with smaller print and more text, while the young reader reads out loud the right-hand page, with its larger type and simpler text. What a good idea! Inside the front cover is a two-page "Parent's Introduction," full of advice and tips such as, "If your child struggles with a word, you can encourage them to ?sound it out' but keep in mind that not all words can be sounded out." While both pages may feature words written in bold type (for emphasis, since there is no glossary) the young reader pages include pronunciation guides, i.e., (MAY-koe) for mako. Subject matter includes specific kinds of sharks, information about shark teeth, hunting/eating, reproduction, their excellent sense of smell and sight, how a shark moves through water and so on. The all-important discussion of human-shark interaction is included as well as the persistent subject of shark bites or attacks. Interestingly, the book does not have a glossary, index or list of books or web sites for further reading. That's disappointing, but the book is still a welcome addition to classroom or home. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
School Library Journal
Gr 3—This book offers plenty of facts for students interested in sharks. On each spread, the verso has a full-color photo or painting with a paragraph of text underneath designed to be read by older readers or adults. The recto also has a colorful image plus a sentence or two of information written for younger readers. A few of the illustrations appear faded but this will not deter pre-, emerging, or fluent readers. The scope is balanced and covers a variety shark species, habitats, reproduction, and diet and encourages humans to learn about and protect these creatures. This welcome addition to nonfiction collections offers more information than Adreinne Bets's Sharks! Find Out What Makes These Super Fish Special (HarperCollins, 2005) and Allan Fowler's The Best Way to See a Shark (Children's Press, 1995) and complements Gail Gibbons's Sharks! (Holiday House, 1992).—Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601152619
  • Publisher: Treasure Bay, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 44
  • Sales rank: 982,001
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)