Surprising Sharks (Read and Wonder Series) by Nicola Davies, James Croft
"Everything works in this book — the informative yet humorous writing, the not-too-scary illustrations, and a superb layout that employs multisized text and bright color backgrounds to great effect." — THE HORN BOOK
"SHAAAARRRKK!" That's probably the last word anyone wants to hear while swimming in the warm blue sea. But most sharks aren't at all what people expect. In fact, those who think all sharks are giant, man-eating killers are in for a surprise. The compelling narrative, colorful illustrations, and captivating facts in SURPRISING SHARKS reveal that sharks come in all shapes and sizes — and probably should be more afraid of humans than we are of them. Back matter includes an index and a note about sharks.
Nicola Davies, a zoologist and author of such books as WILD ABOUT DOLPHINS, ONE TINY TURTLE, and BAT LOVES THE NIGHT, has a special love of the sea. She has seen basking sharks off the coast of England and once came face to face with a shark while she was snorkeling - a baby spotted dogfish about the size of a sardine. Since sharks have been on Earth a lot longer than humans, she feels they deserve our respect and protection. She lives in Somerset, England.
James Croft has always enjoyed drawing sharks and finds that their teeth, speed, and the sense of danger they evoke fuel his imagination like no other creature. The illustrator of numerous books for children, including the Brand New Readers MOUSE HAS FUN and MOUSE GOES OUT by Phyllis Root, James Croft lives and works in London.
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More than 1 year ago
If I was ever going to give a lesson on sharks, this would be the first book I'd pick up. It was super informative but in a fun way. The pages were filled with vibrant colors and silly illustrations. Even little jokes were placed in the background for when you're reading. I loved it. It taught me a lot more about sharks than I would've learned from a boring science book that's for sure. Awesome Read.
More than 1 year ago
More than 1 year ago
We recently bought this book for my 3 year old son and he just loves it! He loves to go through the book and point out the different sharks and tell us their names, he also knows what the different parts of the shark does and can tell us all about sharks thanks to this book!
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