Monday, January 27, 2014


Sharks: Fun Facts and Amazing Photos of Animals in Nature – by Emma Child

Nonfiction, Children
655 KB / 29 pages
4 Stars

This is the third book by Ms. Child I have read and reviewed. To be totally honest, I wasn't too sure I wanted to read about sharks before turning my light off, and I was pleasantly surprised.

There are many interesting facts written in an engaging style that should appeal to both children and the adults who may end up reading it to them. Several times.

Considering there are 368 different kinds of sharks out there, I'm not surprised she couldn't talk about all of them, but the ones she did discuss had interesting facts in their favor. I wish she had been able to write about the sharks in Florida that come into Shark Valley (a part of the Everglades).

I had no idea they had so many teeth (3,000) that constantly regrow. That some sharks swim with their mouth open sucking in whatever is in front of them, and others go looking for that special food. (By the way, I believe sea turtles are amphibians, not mammals.) Or that some bear their young live, and others lay eggs.

A great introduction to a budding Marine Biologist.

I received a free Kindle copy of this book.

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