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Title:
The best book of sharks
Author:
Llewellyn, Claire.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Kingfisher, 1999.
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Introduces the world of sharks, examining their characteristics, breeding, life cycle, and behavior and describing various species.
General Note:
Published simultaneously under the title: My best book of sharks.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 0.5 49809.
ISBN:
9780753451731
Format :
Book

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Summary

Enter the mysterious underwater world of the shark, and discover how the various members of this fascinating family of fish are perfectly adapted to their environments. Large, colorful spreads complemented by step-by-step illustrations and informative captions provide children with a close-up look at these toothy predators, including where they live, how their bodies work, what they eat, and how they catch their prey. Whether it's the ferocious tiger shark, the slow-moving basking shark, orthe cleverly camouflaged nurse shark, every child's favorite shark can be found in this exciting overview of shark life. At the end of the book, an illustrated glossary and comprehensive index offer a feeding frenzy of exciting details to sharpen the young reader's reference skills.


Author Notes

Claire Llewellyn is a prize-winning author of nonfiction for young readers. In 1991 she was shortlisted for the prestigious TES Junior Information Book Award for MacDonald's Take One: Rubbish , and in 1992 she won that award for My First Book of Time . Since then she has written more than 20 children's books on a wide range of subjects. She is the author of Kingfisher's recent Saints and Angels . Claire lives in Hertford.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-A slender, highly visual title. Two-page chapters are usually graced with a large dramatic full-color illustration or two (several of which lose considerable amount in the gutter) and one-to-a-dozen smaller illustrations and/or diagrams. An introductory paragraph is bolstered by the informative captions accompanying the smaller images. Topics include basic shark physiology, various species, gestation, dentition, and (of course) shark attacks on humans. While the book is visually inviting (and the open-jawed great white shark on the cover is riveting), it is not as informative as Helen Sattler's extremely handsome Sharks (Lothrop, 1986; o.p.) or Mary Cerullo's readable Sharks (Cobblehill, 1993). Sharks, however, are popular subjects for general reading, and this book may do the trick for browsers looking for a new title.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.