Great White Shark

Great White Shark
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June 06, 2023
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Follow a female shark as she heads to warm waters for the sake of her young in a lyrical, fact-filled look at one of the ocean’s top predators.

The great white shark swims on. Her tail sways from side to side; her fins keep her balanced. She travels the fast lane where she can, cruising invisible seaways.

As she traverses her ocean home, the great white shark’s charcoal skin blends with the dark depths of the ocean, her white belly floating pale below. She carries seven pups in her belly, and her job is to give them the best possible chance at survival. Her journey will take her where she needs to go to stay nourished until she gives birth, far from shore. Set in a stunning underwater world, Claire Saxby's signature poetic prose, offset by running facts, and Cindy Lane's striking illustrations showcase the power and grace of one of the ocean’s most misunderstood creatures.

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GREAT WHITE SHARK follows a female shark as she goes through life. It teaches children shark behaviors like how they swim, how they eat, and how they have babies. Sharks are loners of the animal kingdom, which is something I didn't know. The texts switch between a bigger one that follows the main character, and smaller font that teaches some interesting facts. Like that sharks don't chew and that they have a sixth sense that helps them find prey.

For teaching about such an aggressive animal, the illustrations are surprisingly made up of softer, dark colors. The details of the ocean life around the sharks are beautiful. There's a lot of information formatted in a way to help children retain more knowledge about sharks. In the back of the book, there's more information about Great White Sharks along with an index that makes it easier to find certain facts you may want to reread.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this to shark fans or for teachers who are teaching about ocean life in their classes. As an adult, I loved sharing this with my daughter because I was able to learn a bit of new information right along with her. Like I didn't know sharks were loners. I assumed they travelled in packs like wolves. It's nice seeing sharks get the appreciation they deserve.
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