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SHARKS: BIGGEST! LITTLEST!

Author: Sandra Markle

Illustrator: Doug Perrine

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Publisher: Boyds Mills Press, ©2008

Material: hard cover

Summary: This book is filled with everything you want to know about sharks. Learn about the skin, teeth, ans sizes of 12 different kinds of sharks. Photographs show you the sharks, and at the end of the book a map shows you where each shark can be found. This is a nonfiction book about sharks for younger audiences.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, independent reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9

Interest Level: 5 to 9

Age of Child: Read with a 5-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: My daughter picked this book because she was curious about how many different kinds of sharks there were. Still, she she covered her eyes at first when looking at some of the pictures. She liked the pictures and how they showed the different ways the sharks are shaped. She also was very excited that there were so many different kinds of sharks.

Adult Reader Reaction: I thought the book was very informative but not so overwhelming with facts that you were bored. Each shark was explained with just the right amount of details so you understood it.

Pros: This is a good book for young kids who want to do research on sharks. Simple pictures and the text matched the pictures you were looking at.

Cons: The book may not be for every child. If your child scares easily, you need to know that some of the pictures may scare them.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a fascinating book, but unless you have a shark lover, it isn't a book you'd add to your library forever.

If You Liked This Book, Try: INSECTS ON DISPLAY; A Guide to Mounting and Displaying Insects   GONE FISHING: OCEAN LIFE BY THE NUMBERS   UNDER THE NIGHT SKY

Educational Themes: This is a book for studying sharks.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - animal stories, nature, science

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2009

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