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Why I Care About Sharks is an adventure-travel story full of rich imagery: dynamic photography, colorful comics and intriguing scientific illustrations. The story, and supporting facts, shows how people and sharks are connected and brings that relationship to life for both children and adults. Each page of Why I Care About Sharks cleverly brings these elements together in a bold style that children can easily understand and will want to read. In the story, first hand experience, hands-on learning, and scientific ...
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Why I Care About Sharks is an adventure-travel story full of rich imagery: dynamic photography, colorful comics and intriguing scientific illustrations. The story, and supporting facts, shows how people and sharks are connected and brings that relationship to life for both children and adults. Each page of Why I Care About Sharks cleverly brings these elements together in a bold style that children can easily understand and will want to read. In the story, first hand experience, hands-on learning, and scientific information lead the main characters on a journey of discovery about sharks, about the oceans, and about people who depend on the sea. As the characters learn more about sharks they begin wondering what responsibilities they have as individuals for the conservation of sharks, for sustainably using the ocean's fish, and for the well-being of the many poor people who live in coastal communities. Why I Care About Sharks inspires young people, leaving them with a feeling of hope. In the end, the characters discover that their voices and their choices matter and will make a difference not just for sharks but for the future of all life in the oceans. Written for an international audience, the 64 pages of Why I Care About Sharks is rich with culture and is sure to leave the reader with a broader perspective of the world we live in.

What professionals are saying about Why I Care About Sharks:

Doug Perrine: "Why I care about Sharks is simply the best book about sharks for kids that I have ever seen. And I've seen a lot of children's books about sharks." Doug Perrine is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost marine wildlife photographers. His photographs have been reproduced in virtually every major nature magazine in the world, as well as in hundreds of books, calendars, greeting cards, posters, etc., including more than 100 covers. Doug is also the author of five books on marine life, and numerous magazine articles. Tony Wu: "Why I Care About Sharks is a wonderful 64-page book that provides a factual overview of the shark finning issue through an imaginative story related by two young protagonists learning about the sea. The mixture of photographs, scientific drawings and cartoon illustrations is perfectly attuned to keeping the attention of young minds." Since 1995, Tony Wu has combined his love of visual art with his interest in the marine world through underwater photography, and he has concentrated on using his photographs and writing to encourage others to appreciate and protect the beauty of the oceans. Tony's images have received international awards in Japan, Europe and the US, and his writing appears regularly in publications worldwide. His first book, Silent Symphony , received the award for "Best Book of the Year" at the 28th annual Antibes Festival of Marine Images in France. 6th grade teacher, John Crossman: "Why I care about Sharks is a great teaching resource in that first and foremost students love it. The layout and presentation has obviously been created with students in mind yet it also provides an eminently flexible and useable teaching resource. The combination of cartoon 'narrators', quality graphics and imaginative presentation make for compelling reading while at the same time very clearly presenting the 'hard cold facts'. 6th grade teacher, John Crossman, Brent International School in Subic Bay, The Philippines, used Why I Care About Sharks with his students. What 12 & 13 year old kids are saying about Why I Care About Sharks: "This book is very interesting and shows different points of view. It helps people understand more about the beautiful creature the shark. The pictures are amazing and the stories are fantastic. I love this book." "Sharks. Are they predators that crave human flesh, or are they a vital part of the ocean ecosystem? Why I Care About Sharks explains the true nature of sharks and how we can prevent the beginning of an ecological disaster." "Fantastic . . . this is a perfect book for youngsters and even adults to learn about the importance of sharks. The cool illustrations and pictures will definitely catch the reader's eyes. With amazing facts, and easy, descriptive explanations, this book will tell you everything you need to know about sharks." "This book has great visual aids, great explanations, stories and interesting facts. Thank you for opening my eyes about sharks." "It has a wonderful visual library and tons of expert information about sharks and their effect on the seas and land. It not only answers the questions but also makes you ask them too." "Why I Care About Sharks makes us realize the endless beauty of the sea world and the painful truth we have not known . . . never thought would exist . . ." "This book is one of the most interesting I have read in my life. It's magnificent pictures have moved me in every way."
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  • ISBN-13: 9780972926201
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2004

    Well Done┬┐ writing, design, imagery

    Why I Care About Sharks is a wonderful title. Sharks are portrayed for their magnificence, and many myths are clarified. The writing will entertain and inform children and adults alike, and the design, illustration, and photography are well executed. Shark enthusiasts as well as those with a mild interest in these fascinating creatures will enjoy this book. It makes a great gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2003

    A must read for anyone interested in saving the seas.

    Why I Care About Sharks is a wonderful and user-friendly analysis that persuades, entertains, saddens and enlightens the reader about one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. Written for young and old alike, this book demystifies sharks and makes it shockingly clear that without intervention on a global scale, so called delicacies like ¿shark¿s fin soup¿ threaten to eradicate this magnificent creature and many others from what we once thought were limitless oceans. Whether to be used as an instrument for teaching, or just a reference guide for around the house this is a must have for anyone interested in life on this planet. Steve Maday teaches Middle School science at the International School Manila and is an avid SCUBA diver. Steve helped pilot this book as a teaching resource for his grade 6 students over a 10 week period in the spring of 2003.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2003

    Perfect for young readers

    This is a great book for youngsters. It might well do more to help the next generation understand and appreciate the sea than any other book now on the market for young teens. Concept, design, layout, and authors' motivations all rate 5 stars.

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