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Sharks (Kingfisher Readers: Level 4)

by Anita Ganeri

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This book provides a great deal of information about sharks and their habitats, adaptations/camouflage, feeding habits, and so on. Although it is intended for an audience of elementary school-age children, I must admit I learned a few things as well. The book starts with generalities about sharks as a species and then moves on to discussing specific types of sharks, such as the great white shark, the whale shark, etc. The book ends with a glossary and index; it also includes tips for adults on how to encourage young children's literacy skills, encompassing comprehension in addition to reading. Billed as an early reader for those with some background in reading already, this book is not overly complex in its main narrative, although it does include side bars, caption boxes, etc. with more information. However, the sheer amount of information might be overwhelming for kids not that interested in the subject matter. I would recommend it for children particularly interested in sharks or who enjoy learning about animals in general. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Aug 3, 2017 |
This book is good for students to independently study sharks or independent reading. It is a simple chapter book with explicit chapter titles in the table of contents, which helps students who are transitioning to reading chapter books. Vocabulary words are bolded and included in a glossary located in the back of the book so students will be able to refer to definitions to unfamiliar words. A topic as big as "sharks" is broken down into smaller categories and described with age appropriate language so that it is easier for students to comprehend. The illustrations are also very helpful!
  exu0002 | May 6, 2013 |
This book is useful because it teaches students about different types of sharks such as whale sharks and hammerhead sharks. It shows how they are born, how they survive, what they eat and where they live. It includes actual photographs that are labeled and has facts with "Did you know?" questions. ( )
  mssan5 | May 5, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0753469065, Paperback)

With their sharp teeth, legendary speed, and menacing reputation, sharks are a perennial non-fiction favorite, and Kingfisher Readers L4: Sharks by Anita Ganeri delivers an amazing array of information and stunning photography on all aspects of shark biology. From their amazing adaptations to their hunting, breeding, and threats to their habitat and survival, shark lovers will find answers to all their key questions as they progress. The introduction of primary and secondary text, in the form of captions and callouts helps build new reading skills, and the substantial glossary helps readers grow their vocabulary as they devour this fascinating subject.


Extent: 32pp, words per page: up to 100
Sentence structure and vocabulary will be more varied with a wider range
of sentence types, vocabulary and punctuation. Includes glossary and index.

(retrieved from Amazon Sun, 27 Nov 2016 03:55:03 -0500)

Introduces sharks, and includes information on their hunting, breeding, and threats to their habitat and survival.

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