|Book||J597.3 HIBBERT||Children's J Non-fiction|
Describes the physical traits, habits, abilities, and social interactions of sharks. Students will enjoy learning about this ominous and mysterious predator through action-packed photos and text features like color-coded sidebars, vocabulary words, and questions that challenge young readers to learn about sharks from a fresh perspective.
School Library Journal Review
Gr 3-5-The texts in these titles are positioned almost entirely in different colored boxes, which might be attractive to some students but visually distracting to others. The boxes are set on large, color photographs. Question bubbles scattered throughout will get readers thinking. "Do snakes drink?" "How do sharks find their way?" "Do dolphins cry?" For the question, "Do all cats have fur?" a picture of the hairless Sphynx, which is discussed in the answer, would have been a helpful addition. Each topic is engaging and the information is plentiful. The language is clear and has a friendly tone, and the glossaries are extensive. The many photographs add a lot of interest. These are strong choices for report writers or for recreational reading. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
|All Kinds of Sharks||p. 4|
|Shark Teeth||p. 6|
|Sight and Sound||p. 8|
|Smell, Taste, and Touch||p. 10|
|On the Move||p. 14|
|Shark Tails||p. 16|
|Pack Hunters||p. 20|
|Filter Feeders||p. 22|
|Shark Babies||p. 26|
|A Very Strange Family||p. 28|
|Further Reading and Web Sites||p. 31|