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Are You Smarter Than a Shark? Learn How Sharks Survive in their Watery World – 100+ Facts about Sharks! is the perfect picture book for kids that enjoy sharks (and who doesn’t?) to read this summer!
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People once thought that sharks weren’t very smart. It turns out those people were WRONG! Wise-cracking sharks set the record straight in this funny, fact-filled book for young shark lovers.
Sharks have their own way of thinking. And their way of thinking has made them one of the top predators in the ocean. Sharks can sniff out injured animals over great distances. As hunters, they use their special electro-sense to zero in on hidden prey. They have taste buds in their razor-sharp teeth. And, like people, sharks are playful and curious, and they can learn and remember.
In Are You Smarter Than…A Shark?, discover what makes a shark a shark, and what makes them different from other fish. Learn about countershading, mermaid’s purses, dermal denticles, and more. Explore a shark’s watery world and meet their finny friends and weird relatives.
Five “Test Your Shark Smarts” activities let you test your senses against a shark’s senses. Can you identify a secret ingredient through smell alone? Is your hearing better above or below water? How do your teeth compare to those of different sharks? Who would win a tasting contest?
Best yet, Are You Smarter Than…A Shark? has humor. Punny jokes and cartoon illustrations, along with robust information, make this a book you’ll want to dive into again and again.
David George Gordon is the award-wining author of twenty books on topics that range from watching gray whales and bald eagles to appreciating cockroaches, coral reef fishes, and geoduck clams. He has been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, National Geographic Kids, The Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine. He’s been a guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, ABC’s Nightline, and The View. As a bug chef, he has performed at the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University, and Singapore’s Food Fest. Gordon lives in Seattle with his wife and their pet tarantula, Wes.
Living in Florida means we take a lot of day trips and vacations to the beach and that also means we talk and enjoy learning about sharks! Whether we are on the lookout for them while swimming or searching the beach for shark teeth these creatures are unique and fun to learn about. This book has 100 facts about sharks which taught me a thing or two and was a pleasure for my 9 year old to read while on our most recent week long vacation at the beach! You will learn how smart sharks truly are and there are plenty of fun illustrations and jokes scattered throughout to keep anyone’s attention.