How to Survive as a Shark

How to Survive as a Shark

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2018 ILA-CBC Children's Choices List Selection

Ahoy, me mateys! Upset your Mom swam away after you were born? Cry me an ocean. You've got ME to show you the ropes! Well, at least until I get a craving for baby shark. Swim along and I'll teach you how to hunt using all six senses (a whole sense more than a human), why you can NEVER stop moving (blimey, no - not even to sleep!), and what your most dangerous threat is (here's a hint: those sneaky landlubbers don't even live in our waters!). Aye, me hearties, learning How to Survive as a Shark is not as easy as it sounds!

How to Survive as a Shark provides a unique take on fish science that will entertain and educate in and out of the classroom. Full of opportunities for extended learning, this book includes fun facts hidden throughout the hilarious illustrated story - and after, a glossary of important terms and some real photos of great white sharks. If you've ever wondered how to think and swim like a shark, and you like to laugh while you learn, this book is for you!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 44 pages
  • 254 x 254 x 12.7mm | 521.63g
  • WA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1943147337
  • 9781943147335
  • 372,157

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Praise for HOW TO SURVIVE AS A FIREFLY (How to Survive series):

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"Foote...has her finger on the pulse of her audience.... Illuminating, of course-and also a good deal of fun" -- Kirkus Reviews

"Although Foote's approach is redolent with humor, she wisely keeps the text fairly info-packed and straightforward, saving the broader comedy for the illustrations, where there are plenty of sight gags to tease out. The larvae are marvelously individuated..." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Science teachers and students will love the engaging illustrations and the unique way of presenting a myriad of science terms and concepts while also making the reader chuckle. The extra sidebars and factoids are great information and presented in a way that will encourage even the most reluctant reader to notice, read, and learn from them." --Melanie Dulaney, Librarian at Hallsville Intermediate School

"Like the young fireflies, inquiring minds will devour the interesting tidbits about this unique family of insects." --Booklist

"Does anyone really know where fireflies come from? This book tackles the question with colorful cartoon drawings and a humorous story line..." --School Library Journal
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About Kristen Foote

KRISTEN FOOTE is the author of How to Survive as a Firefly and How to Survive as a Shark. With a degree in biology, she is a firm believer that learning about science can be fun (and funny!). She's a Colorado transplant who, when not writing, is enjoying everything the Rocky Mountains have to offer with her husband and two kids. How to Survive as a Firefly is her first book.

ERICA SALCEDO is a Spanish illustrator. She studied fine art at Castilla-La Mancha University and holds a master's in illustration and graphic design. She has illustrated several books with publishers from around the world, including Wolfish Stew (Bloomsbury) and Department Store Sticker Book (Usborne Publishing).
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23 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (8)
3 17% (4)
2 9% (2)
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