by Gail Gibbons


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From huge whale sharks to tiny dwarf sharks, this book has everything you need to know about these mysterious sea creatures. 

Millions of years before the first dinosaurs walked the earth, the first sharks swam in the sea.  Though they're often feared and misunderstood, most sharks aren't dangerous to humans—and they play an important part in their environment. 

With her signature combination of accessible, kid-friendly text and clear, well-labeled illustrations, Gail Gibbons introduces many of the more than three hundred types of sharks in the ocean, and gives concise information about their habitats and physical characteristics. 

Perfect for classroom collections or kids interested in marine life, Sharks is full of useful information on how humans have impacted shark populations, what to do if you see a shark while swimming, and fun shark facts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823410682
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 246,072
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.08(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.

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