Gr 2-4-These titles provide complete sources of information for each type of wild marine animal. Each book describes different types of whales and sharks, their body structures, behavior, and reproductive cycle. Readers interested in whales, for example, will learn about the characteristics of blue whales, including how they nurture their young. Shark fans will learn about sharks' tooth structure, attack strategies, and habitat. The final section of each book describes how these marine mammals are connected to humans. Vivid captioned photographs provide further information. The back matter includes various bibliographic references and a couple of web pages on each animal. All in all, these volumes are filled with interesting facts and fabulous photographs packaged into an educational layout that will surely fascinate curious young readers.
I. Mirthala Garza, Blackshear Elementary, Austin, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.