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Surprising Sharks: Read and Wonder (Read and Wonder)

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Publisher Comments:

"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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763627423
Author:
Croft, James
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Croft, James
Author:
Croft, James
Author:
Various
Subject:
General
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Nature
Subject:
Animals - Marine Life
Subject:
Sharks
Subject:
Animals - Fishes
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
sharks;science;animals;non-fiction;ocean;picture book;informational;marine life;diagrams;water;sea
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Read and Wonder
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.86x9.02x.13 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

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