How It Works: Shark

 
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How It Works: Sharks
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Age Range
2+
Release Date
May 07, 2024
ISBN
978-1664351011
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This interactive board book features layered die cuts throughout to introduce toddlers to sharks and how they work.

Sharks are fascinating animals! Children can learn all about them in this interactive board book that features layered die cuts throughout. Simple callouts to the various parts of the shark, such as “tail fins,” “denticles,” and “gills” invite young readers to explore a shark’s different body parts and their function.

Topics covered include how sharks breathe underwater, the ways in which they detect prey, and why a shark’s skeleton is ideal for swimming and floating. Packed with fun facts and accessible information, this first introduction to sharks is perfect for curious toddlers who love sharks.

How it Works titles are a unique, interactive way for children to learn how things work, featuring layered die cut pages and simple, engaging text for the youngest readers.

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A fun and informative book about Sharks
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
How it Works: Shark is a short board book that reviews different parts of a shark and how those parts work together. The book goes from the outside features of a shark and through each layer on the inside. This book includes several fun facts about sharks in bubbles given by a mouse. 

What I like: 

This book will draw the attention of younger children from the front cover. Throughout the book, you learn more about sharks and how their bodies work. The information is shared in a manner that younger children can understand and allows for conversations to start about sharks. 

The images in the book make sharks and other ocean animals appear friendly and fun. I loved how each page goes deeper into the shark and separates the images so the images shown are what is being spoken about. 

What left me wanting more: This book was a bit difficult to read on some pages due to the darker background and dark font. I would love to read this at times in which limited light may be available and that would make it a bit hard. 

Final verdict: 

How It Works: Shark is a fantastic board book to introduce younger readers to sharks. This book is great for children who are interested in ocean animals as well as older kids who just want more information about sharks. Adults will enjoy reading this book to little ones and may learn a fun fact or two themselves. 
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clever board book about sharks
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5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
HOW IT WORKS: SHARK is a clever board book that teaches about sharks in an approachable way. The book peels back a shark layer by layer as it explains some key facts about sharks, the way they move, cool features, how they breathe, and more.

What I loved: A great pick for little ones who love to learn about the world around them and how things work, this board book does a great job of breaking down these complex facts into easily digestible sentences. The images that build/peel back the shark (one side builds, while the other peels back), add to the fun of the journey as children get a glimpse inside. Due to the material and amount of text on each page, this book will work best for older toddlers/preschoolers. Colorful illustrations along the way add to the fun of learning, with a happy shark front and center but plenty of other fish and a mouse with cool facts also appearing along the way.

What left me wanting more: As a very small thing, some of the text can be a bit tough to read, as it is printed in black over darker colors (eg, blue), particularly in low light settings as at bedtime.

Final verdict: HOW IT WORKS: SHARK is a clever board book that teaches curious little readers about the amazing shark. Approachable sentences and a cool buildable shark make this a win for children who love to learn about the world around them.
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