“Somewhere on the East coast of the United States. It is nearly sunset when a familiar shape appears just offshore. Shark!”
I mean, the narrative story here is pretty thin, mostly involving counteracting the myths we have about sharks. But who needs it when the book is jammed full of amazing questions like these: Sharks don’t have bones, so how do they make read blood cells? Sharks don’t have flotation bladders like fish. How do they control their buoyancy? And facts like these: Hammerhead sharks can see a range of 219 degrees. The book uses the conventions of graphic novels to show us processes like how sharks breathe, give birth, and other natural processes.
Why should I read this book?
Because sharks are amazing and your students know this.
Who is this book best for?
Third graders and up could make sense of the writing (well into high school I think) but really this book is for anyone who is fascinated by sharks.
Challenge Rating: No Challenge
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