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Chomp! A Book About Sharks (level 3) (Scholastic Reader) Paperback – March 1, 1999

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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 1-3-Despite the melodramatic titles, Berger approaches these animals with judicious equanimity, providing a relatively large amount of information in a strictly limited physical configuration. Both titles are heavily larded with color photos and neither has an index, though clear chapter headings (e.g., "What Do Bears Eat?") make information retrieval relatively painless. Purists may flinch at the use of such nonscientific terms as "tummies" or the describing of pilot fish as "friends," but most of the factual material is couched in more formal language. Unfamiliar terms are defined in the text, and a pronunciation guide accompanies each definition. All in all, useful, tidy titles on stirring subjects, designed to entice general readers and provide a touch of spice in the classroom.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Melvin and Gilda Berger are the authors of more than two hundred books for children. Their books have recieved awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. The Bergers live in New York.

Melvin and Gilda Berger are the authors of more than two hundred books for children. Their books have recieved awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. The Bergers live in New York.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 420L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Cartwheel; English Language edition (March 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590522981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590522984
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More About the Author

Prize-winning author, Melvin Berger, believes that science should always be fun. In his books - he has written over 200! - and in his talks to young people, he stresses the excitement of science and the thrill of scientific discovery.

He also believes in a hands-on approach to science for young people. Many of his books are full of interesting, informative, and easy-to-do activities and experiments.

His great enthusiasm for science spills over into Mr. Berger's hobby of collecting old scientific instruments. In his collection is everything from 18th century microscopes to an ancient chinese opium balance.

Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Berger has earned degrees from the University of Rochester, Columbia University, and London (England) University. In 1983, he was elected to the New York Academy of Sciences. Over the years he has won awards from the Children's book Council, National Science Teachers Association, Child Study Association, Library of Congress, and New York Public Library. He lives in New York City and East Hampton, New York, with his wife, Gilda, who is also an author.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 21, 2009
Format: Paperback
We picked this book up on a whim, and happened to be the book my son chose for our reading time. Because he has severe learning disabilities he had enormous difficulty reading and will stop as soon as he can. I only require him to read one chapter a day for reading time, and he didn't want to stop! He read the whole book! I was amazed!

The first chapter is a bit shocking to our sensibilities, but animals eating other animials is real life. If you want to just skip that chapter altogether you can, the book could just as well have started on chapter two. But again, it depicts real life and will be a really great beginning for some readers!

But any book that can hold his desire to read for the whole book is a real winner. It was very high interest, while using language that was easy to read and understand. I checked his comprehension by asking questions about what he had just read at the end of one or two pages. He had all the fact, so it really made sense to him. If your kids like animals this was a great book filled with facts and pictures that were great. We think you'll love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on May 18, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have no idea what my kids enjoy about this book, but they do indeed like it.

The illustrations are all photographs, and most of them are fearfully close-up and zoomed in on those jaggedy maws full of teeth. Shudder! But my KIDS love it. Our copy is fairly tattered from fascinated reading.

The text is on the "easy" side of level 3 with VERY short sentences and a choppy, bullet-point style. Your first grader will conquer this book quite easily. There is a remarkable photo of the pointed scales that make up shark skin -- I had heard that shark skin could cut you, but this book shows why.

Relax, Mom, there are no photos of bloody feeding frenzies, although there are a few photos of sharks hunting, and a description of the death of a seal. There aren't any photos of shark-attacked-humans or of people hunting sharks, and the text is completely devoid of the type of "sharks-are-our-friends" nonsense that you sometimes get.

So BRAVO to this book for being a science book that kids love to read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Johnson on January 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought several of the books in this series for my early-reader daughter. The books are sturdy, well-written, with interesting facts and great pictures. But therein lies a problem - some of the pictures are a little scary for bedtime story material or unsupervised reading by early readers. Sharks, killer whales, angler fish, etc, can be kind of frightening.
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