From the tiny cookiecutter to the great white, the world's oceans are home to hundreds of species of marvelous and mysterious sharks. There's the giant whale shark - longer than two school buses but gentle enough to swim with humans; and the swell shark, which can wedge itself into a hideout and then swell so that it cannot be pulled out. There are sharks that lay eggs and sharks that have live babies. Some are small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, and some have teeth bigger than your fist. Join acclaimed author Laurence Pringle on a fascinating exploration of the wide variety of fish classified as sharks. Together with Meryl Henderson's beautiful and realistic illustrations, young readers will be taken on an unforgettable journey deep under the sea.
About the Author
Laurence Pringle is the recipient of several major awards for his body of work, including the Eva L. Gordon Award for Children's Science Literature. He lives in West Nyack, New York.
Meryl Henderson has illustrated numerous books for children, including many in the Strange and Wonderful series. She lives in upstate New York.
"If if you already own Gail Gibbon's Sharks and/or Bety Maestro's A Sea Full of Sharks, you should make room on your shelves for this one. From the dramatic cover to the final plea for shark preservation, it's an eye-catching, edifying work." --School Library Journal