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All About Sharks Hardcover – July 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: 910L (What's this?)
  • Series: All About...
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590481665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590481663
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #801,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-4-Arnosky investigates this amazing fish that always seems to captivate and frighten young readers. Different species and families are illustrated in simple drawings, and the various parts of a shark's body are labeled and explained in a basic, easy-to-read text. One spread is devoted to teeth, and those of various species are described and pictured. Students will gain an understanding of sharks, their habitats, their lives, and the way that they reproduce. An attractive, informative addition on an ever-popular topic.
Barbara L. McMullin, Casita Center for Technology, Science & Math, Vista, CA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

K-Gr. 3. Arnosky expands his accessible All About series with a book on the ever-popular subject of sharks. The attractive acrylic paintings show the different types of sharks and various features of their anatomy while the text discusses these matters as well as shark ancestry, life cycles, and behavior. One effective set of pictures uses silhouettes to demonstrate the differences in shark families. Unlike some books on the subject, this one avoids sensationalizing sharks as predators. Even the double-page spread that mentions sharks attacking people considers why and where they come near shore and how swimmers can avoid them. The strong visual presentation and clearly written text make this a good choice for children intrigued by sharks. Carolyn Phelan
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on May 19, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Have you ever wondered about sharks? Did you know that there are more that 250 species of sharks? Did you know sharks don't have bones? This book will teach you these facts and lots more. It even includes some shark safety tips.
All About Sharks is a very informative book. This book will help children understand these creatures of the deep better. I enjoyed looking all the pictures the book had of all types of sharks.
We recommend this book to children ages 5-8. Kids are curious about sea life and this is great book for them to read to learn more about sharks. The book would be a great reas aloud to science classes as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Jim Arnosky's All About Sharks deserves ongoing attention for its attraction for younger picturebook readers seeking a solid introduction with realistic color drawings which are startling but not terrifying. Full color and the inclusion of anatomical cut-aways for simple viewing make for an excellent basic introduction.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Brown on March 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
A must for the young shark enthusiast.My 5 year old uses the great illustrations to better his own shark art. Jim Arnosky is one of the best illustrators for kids. This book also covers the basic facts on sharks: The shark family divisions, shark anatomy, shark safety, shark teeth, and shark young.
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By sheila on October 25, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My five year old grandson is an avid shark/fish "expert" and this book brought to life some interesting facts about sharks in addition to some excellent pictures. The book was inexpensive and my grandson really enjoyed both visualizing and learning about the different varieties of sharks.All About Sharks
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shanna A. Gonzalez on May 21, 2009
Format: Hardcover
An introduction to an animal that children are often fascinated with, illustrated in Arnosky's wonderful style with lots of information about the characteristics, habits, and varieties of sharks. From a creationist perspective, this one is unfortunately marred with an explicit evolutionary reference saying sharks have swum in the oceans for millions of years, and they haven't changed much in all that time. A judicious parent with a sharpie can easily excise this comment, however, and the rest of the book is quite interesting and straightforwardly informative.
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