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Surprising Sharks
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Created: 24th August, 2015

Surprising Sharks

Author: Nicola Davies
Illustrator: James Croft
Publisher: Walker

An excellent introduction to sharks which will ignite interest in what lurks beneath the sea. The book is full of interesting facts about sharks that will challenge their reputation as a “giant man-eating killer”. The first shark the author introduces is a Dwarf Lantern Shark that is smaller than a chocolate bar. The author’s snippets of information fall into playful shapes and sizes of print which go beside bright and colourful illustrations. Nicola Davies shows that sharks come in various shapes and sizes by using descriptions such as the lantern shark has ‘built in fairy lights’ and the wobbegong  lies ‘on the sea floor like a scrap of old carpet’.

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