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Shark (Eyewitness Books) Hardcover – September 8, 1992


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1170L (What's this?)
  • Series: Eyewitness Books
  • Hardcover: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st American ed edition (September 8, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679816836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679816836
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,075,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6-- A sensationalist survey of the species, Shark concentrates on the unusual, the strange, the odd, and the frightening with minimal text and clear, bright illustrations. Although MacQuity places the risk of shark attack in its proper perspective (people are more likely to die in car accidents), the photographs and sections of such protective measures as mesh nets, repellents, electric - current barriers, etc., continue to promote the image of sharks as wanton killers. Every page is littered with full-color illustrations, all sizes of photographs, cut-outs from larger photographs, reproductions, drawings, cartoons, maps, and more. The text is scattered all over the page to accompany the illustrations, but not necessarily to explain them. A small classification chart shows tiny drawings of all the sharks, and the common characteristic that links them is mentioned in a sentence but not explained . The drawings of the internal organs are good, but the labels merely name, not define a scroll valve in an intestine, the stomach's ascending limb, and the intestines' spiral and/or ring valves. The quality and diversity of the photographs is undeniable (there's even a photograph of a pair of mating sharks), but even with an index, this is clearly a book for dipping in and out of, and not for solid information. --Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] -- The New York Times

These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] -- School Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book is great and filled with a lot of information.
FuntimeGrandpa
I found it interesting that relatives of sharks include manta rays, skates, and sawfish.
Steven A. Peterson
Written portions are difficult for young children to enjoy.
Laurie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 31, 1997
Format: Hardcover
We purchased this book for our three year old who is in a shark phase, thanks to Microsoft's Dangerous Creatures CD-Rom, and he loves it. While the text is over his head, the photos are right on his level. He will enjoy the photos now and the text in a couple years.
This is an excellent book for those, both young and old, who have an interest in sharks.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 26, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is an absolutely beyond Awsome book!!! It is my favorite book! I am obsessed with sharks and I love sharks, so I loved this book! It tells how sharks breed their babys, where all the shark attacks were, The Grate White Shark, The gentel Giants like the Whale Shark and much, much more!!! It told me great facts, like the Megamouth shark is the rarest shark and was discovered in 1976, Sharks are made out of cartilege, The whale shark is the biggest fish in the world and only eats shrimp, Bull Sharks can swim down Rivers, Black Tip Reef sharks are very swift, shark's food can stay in the shark's stomach for more then 2 weeks and most importantley of all, SHARKS ARE GOOD NOT BAD AND DON'T LISTEN TO JAWS! It tells EVERYTHING you want to know about sharks! You should buy this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ned Middleton TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I had just finished reviewing a book for the younger reader about Sharks Where I was disappointed to find the content patronising and everything set in large type - as though children are blind as well as stupid. Then, to my utter delight, the very next book in my pile of "reviews to be completed" was this one - and what a contrast.

This book explains almost every single aspect of the Shark. It starts out by asking various questions; Which is the biggest Shark in the world?; How many teeth does a Great White have?, and so forth. But asking these questions is easy, it is the reply which takes both skill and, above all, knowledge. In this book, the author demonstrates both those attributes as, page after page, we are treated to a complete exposé of the Shark - inside and out (literally!).

This book is a most useful tool and equally important to those who simply want their questions answered as it is for those who scuba dive and wonder about meeting these much-maligned creatures.

NM
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is full of great information on Sharks and spectacular photographs! If you are looking for a GREAT Shark book, then THIS is the book for you!! (I would give this book MORE than 5 stars if it were avaible!)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie K. Brower on January 9, 2013
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Great series of books for kids to get the educated and interested in reading and learning about things they like!
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Love the DK books and this one is no exception. Very vivid photos with detail make this book extra special. My 4 year old grandson loves his shark book! Things are easily explained for kids and it makes great reading between child and adult who is reading the book to them. He has "read" his book at least 20 times and is one of his favorites.
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They make the best quality books which are always packed with information. You will find plenty of detail about sharks. I bought this for my 7 year old son who loves it.
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By Ron Riffe on December 30, 2013
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I purchased this book about Sharks for my eight year old Grandson for his Christmas Gift . His dad takes him Deep Sea fishing a lot .They catch several type of Shark .When he opened the gift from me and saw that it was a book about Sharks , he was one happy little boy
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