Title: A First Look at SharksA First Look at Sharks
Author: Millicent E. Selsam & Joyce Hunt
Illustrator: Harriett Springer
Pages: 32
Recommended Ages: Read Aloud
Star Rating: ★★★★

A First Look at Sharks, unlike other beginner materials concerning sharks, doesn’t focus on the environment of sharks, their exploits, scariness, or dubitable history, but rather tries to teach children how to differentiate between different species of shark. It does this by pointing out the unique gill positioning, dorsal, pectoral, and tail shapes, mouth shapes, kinds of teeth, and dimensions. It also helps children to differentiate between sharks and bony fish.

Conclusion. Perhaps not as exciting (or colorfully illustrated) as I Can Read About Sharks!, but still fun for children.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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