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Hungry, Hungry Sharks (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) Paperback – April 12, 1986


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 410L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; English Language edition (April 12, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394874714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394874715
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This introduction to sharks keeps within a first-grade reading level without sacrificing information. Cole tells about different kinds of sharks, and facts on their food consumption and innumerable teeth. The text makes clear that few sharks eat people and that sharks come in a variety of shapes and sizes."—Booklist

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Illus. in full color. "This introduction to sharks keeps within a first-grade reading level without sacrificing information. Cole tells about different kinds of sharks, and facts on their food consumption and innumerable teeth. The text makes clear that few sharks eat people and that sharks come in a variety of shapes and sizes."--Booklist.  

More About the Author

Joanna Cole s a former elementary school teacher and librarian and a frequent contributor to Parents magazine. Joanna Cole lives in Connecticut.

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My kids love it!
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The text is simple and quite easy to follow and understand.
D. Blankenship
I agree with the other one star review on this book.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on December 13, 2006
Format: Library Binding
This is not a bad beginning reader and it is full of very fascintating information about sharks and shark life. The illustrations are quite good and of course hold the children's interest from cover to cover. The text is simple and quite easy to follow and understand. I can see why there might be some concerns over portions of the book. Yes, the book dose address the fact that sharks, for the most part, are preditors and I can see why the illustrations might upset some (although I feel it will probably the adults rather than the children who will be upset. Kids are so pragmatic these days about such things). I also have to agree to parts of the one negative review this book received in that I too felt the author was being a bit cavalier as to the probability of the survival of sharks all over the world. As the reviewer pointed out, this is one animal that is quickly getting into trouble in a big way. Perhaps I would have liked to have seen a bit more on the necessity of keeping these wonderful creatures with us. Overall though, I find the book to be quite useful and as I pointed out, the kids all love it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 12, 1999
Format: Paperback
From a second grader's point of view: I really liked this book. This book is a non-fiction book that teaches you about sharks. It tells you what they eat, their habits, and what kinds of sharks there are. It tells you specifically about sandsharks, great white sharks, basking sharks, and thresher sharks, among others.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 30, 2004
Format: Paperback
I like't the book. I did't know that more people die from bee
sting's than from shark bites!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Allen Greenbaum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for the budding oceanographer (or the beginning reader). It realistically shows the shark as predator (some of the pictures show sea animals being eaten by sharks, but the illustrations will probably not be upsetting for most), and as victim of the smarter, more teamwork-oriented dolphins. The book does a great job of reporting interesting shark facts; for example, there are more than 300 types of sharks, the dwarf shark is no bigger than a hand, a barrel of nails was once found in a shark's belly, etc. 47 pages long, the publisher recommends it for readers in grades 1-3. A good beginner book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
The book Hungry Hungry Sharks by Joanna Cole is a good book if you like sharks and you want to find out what they eat or how they live. This would be the book that you would want to read to find those things plus you can find lots more about sharks than what I listed above.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 27, 2004
Format: Paperback
My son, a college sophomore these days, made me read this book to him so many times when he was little that I can still recite some of it by heart. Beyond the wonderful illustrations and fascinating facts about sharks, this book has a very playful way with language that immediately captures a young reader�s attention. If you have any little oceanographers at home, or even if you are simply trying to get some wiggling, non-scientific, prodigies to calm down and get ready for bed, by all means, pick this one up. Your kids will love you for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DONALD G. FOX on April 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
This reader on sharks will be very entertaining for young readers. The large type will help children in their reading. While most pages have one to four short sentences, a few pages have as many as eight sentences. The book looks at the origin of sharks with dinosaurs, the various sizes of shark species, the pack hunting of blue sharks, and the dangers of the great white shark. There are a couple pages of illustrations of various types of shark with winning illustrations. Looking at the hammerhead shark, the author shows how some animals such as dolphins defend themselves from shark attacks. Finally, there is a bit on what items have been found in sharks, fishing for sharks, and the research around the habits of sharks. Patricia Wynne's bright and colorful illustrations will surely add to the entertainment of this didactic book.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By madmeg on October 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
I have no idea where all the good reviews are coming from! My sons love sharks, they are 6 and 4, so this looked fun. But, this book is filled with nightmare inducing gems like, "If one shark gets hurt, the others will turn on it and kill it" and my favorite, "Do sharks eat people? Yes, they do." For crying out loud, nothing like scaring the daylights out of kids and making them hate sharks! There's a lot of inaccurate information to boot. Shark attacks can happen, but as a rule sharks don't eat people as part of their daily routine. The author ought to be ashamed. Do Not Read this to your kids.
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