Fourteen shark species, from the utterly terrifying to the surprisingly docile, glide through the pages of this vibrantly illustrated, poetic picture book.
From the enormous whale shark to the legendary great white to the enigmatic goblin shark to the small cookie-cutter shark, Slickety Quick is a delightful frenzy of shark mayhem. Mysterious species such as the camouflaged wobbegong and the elusive frilled shark share the waters with better-known blue and nurse sharks, each commemorated in a poem by Skila Brown and illustrated by Bob Kolar. Sneaky shark facts ripple through each spread to further inform the brave and curious young reader intrigued by the power — and danger — of these amazing creatures.
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of Big Kicks. He has illustrated numerous books for young readers, including AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First and AlphaOops! H Is for Halloween, both by Alethea Kontis, and Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis. Bob Kolar lives in Missouri.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kids love sharks! They are fascinated by them. When I was a school librarian I could not keep shark books on the shelves. They were even more in demand than dinosaur books. There are few poetry books regarding Sharks so that is why this particular book is such a treat. Brown has playfully created shape poems and the illustrator has done an excellent job with his watery illustrations. The colour pallet is vibrant and the pages are brimming with action. Both elements make this book a winner. Brown's first poem, written with humour and wit, is about the great white shark and she frames it in the shape of that distinctive, infamous fin. She cleverly has included thirteen species in rhyme, along with some actual facts, which makes the book educational as well. The poems are dramatic and delightful, so they are perfect read-alouds, especially the one about the hammerhead shark that requires two voices. Each page unlocks new discoveries about sharks and readers will learn more about the species without even trying. (I learned lots too!) I know your child will love this collection and go back again and again to read in rhyme and dive into those illustrations.