Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks

Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks


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Fourteen shark species, from the utterly terrifying to the surprisingly docile, glide through the pages of this vibrantly illustrated, poetic picture book.

From the enormous whale shark to the legendary great white to the enigmatic goblin shark to the small cookie-cutter shark, Slickety Quick is a delightful frenzy of shark mayhem. Mysterious species such as the camouflaged wobbegong and the elusive frilled shark share the waters with better-known blue and nurse sharks, each commemorated in a poem by Skila Brown and illustrated by Bob Kolar. Sneaky shark facts ripple through each spread to further inform the brave and curious young reader intrigued by the power — and danger — of these amazing creatures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763665432
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 585,919
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Skila Brown is the author of the young adult novels Caminar, a School Library Journal Top 10 Latino Book of 2014, and To Stay Alive. Slickety Quick is her picture-book debut. Skila Brown lives in Indiana.

Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of Big Kicks. He has illustrated numerous books for young readers, including AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First and AlphaOops! H Is for Halloween, both by Alethea Kontis, and Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis. Bob Kolar lives in Missouri.

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Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
Kids love sharks! They are fascinated by them. When I was a school librarian I could not keep shark books on the shelves. They were even more in demand than dinosaur books. There are few poetry books regarding Sharks so that is why this particular book is such a treat. Brown has playfully created shape poems and the illustrator has done an excellent job with his watery illustrations. The colour pallet is vibrant and the pages are brimming with action. Both elements make this book a winner. Brown's first poem, written with humour and wit, is about the great white shark and she frames it in the shape of that distinctive, infamous fin. She cleverly has included thirteen species in rhyme, along with some actual facts, which makes the book educational as well. The poems are dramatic and delightful, so they are perfect read-alouds, especially the one about the hammerhead shark that requires two voices. Each page unlocks new discoveries about sharks and readers will learn more about the species without even trying. (I learned lots too!) I know your child will love this collection and go back again and again to read in rhyme and dive into those illustrations.