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Surprising Sharks: Read and Wonder

by Nicola Davies

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It is a information books and there are all kinds of sharks details described in the book.Interesting facts, lots of different types of sharks. Information books are nonfiction and present current and accurate knowledge about sth found in our universe. The book tells us not all the sharks are scary and some are very cute at its appearance.
The illustrations are fun and beautiful.
To teachers, it is a good book that can attract kids eyes on the book and it is easy to introduce sharks to kids by the well done pictures pages.
To studenets, it is a good information book for them to learn something about sharks and science. ( )
  JCHEN16 | Apr 9, 2017 |
The main purpose of the book is to inform readers of different types of sharks that exist, rather than just the great white shark that everyone is scared of. I love the authors writing style approach to this book, rather than just stating facts about sharks, the author is sure to include funny comparisons through simile and metaphors. For example, when discussing a Lantern and Swell shark the author is sure to capture the reader’s attention by saying “who would expect sharks to have built in fairy lights or blow up like a party balloon.” This comparison is much more relatable than just simply saying what a Swell and Lantern shark is. I also loved how the author incorporated small facts underneath the pictures of different types of sharks and labeling the different parts of a shark. For example, the author included an illustration or diagram of a shark and labeled each part of it: “skin, dorsal fin, pelvic fin, and tail.” Rather than just saying what a shark has, the author showed the reader through illustration. ( )
  thodge3 | Mar 11, 2017 |
I liked this book because I love Sharks! The language is a little difficult because it uses words like "Gel-filled pits in a shark's noise can detect food." The illustrations make the words less complex because the pictures are pointed to the words. The language isn't as descriptive because it has pictures to speak for it. There is a page with all the shark’s names and a picture of the shark. The illustrations are very blue to show that is it in the water, but all the sharks are different colors. The Text set are bright orange to attract attention. The point of view is third person talking about Sharks. The big idea is to inform students about Sharks. ( )
  mgladi1 | Apr 14, 2016 |
I liked this book because of two reason. First is well drawn illustration. Although this book is information book about shark, it contains only illustration not the actual pictures of shark. Sharks in this book seems cute and not so scary, so it will be friendly to little readers who might get scared of actual shark. Not only the illustration is engaging, but the texts are engaging for students. Texts are written around the shark or have different fonts to give readers to enjoy reading the book. Students could also get engaged on reading by reading what little fishes are saying along the pages. There are little fish, crab, or sharks who talks about things that are not necessary to be in the book, but are there to engage students. ( )
  ykim31 | Apr 4, 2016 |
I liked this book for two reasons. I liked that this book presents factual information in a fun and interesting way. Every page contains new facts about different types of sharks, but the information never becomes boring or repetitive. The facts are interesting and things that I had never even known before reading the book. For example, 100 million sharks are killed each year by humans. Another aspect of this book that I liked is that there are detailed images that display the different body parts that sharks have, as well as what they do. These diagrams can help the readers visualize the different parts of a shark and understand where they are all located. The big idea of this book was to help people better understand different types of sharks and to highlight the fact that sharks are not nearly as dangerous as humans are. ( )
  maddieburchell | Mar 7, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763627429, Paperback)

"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.

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Introduces many different species of sharks, pointing out such characteristics as the small size of the dwarf lantern shark and the physical characteristics and behavior that makes sharks killing machines.

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3 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763627429, 0763638374, 0763641855

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