The informational text is well-written, clear, and easy to understand. The art is impressive in its depth, and dramatic in scope.
The two-page spreads featuring sharks attacking elephant seals are breathtaking. The anatomical illustrations and environmental diagrams are illustrated by the author as well; they are colorful and bold, but done with simple and elegant lines that make the diagrams easy to follow. However, the text labeling the diagrams is very small and should have been increased in size and boldness.
The verdict: This book is a must-have for all libraries, school and public. If you know a kid who likes sharks or the ocean, they are definitely going to need this book!