Monday, July 22, 2013

Book review- Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

The best sign that my kids love something is that they fight over it.  Lately they've been fighting over a new book that arrived at our house- Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark. Here's a bit about this book, from a press release that I received:

TIME Home Entertainment, Inc has teamed up with Discovery Channel to create Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark—a book full of captivating photos and the coolest facts about the world’s most astonishing and feared creatures. Sharkopedia (Time Home Entertainment, Inc.; $19.95 US) is available at and wherever books are sold.
The book also includes an introduction and special contributions from shark expert and marine biologist Andy Dehart, a regular contributor to Discovery’s popular week-long TV event, Shark Week.
This 192 page full-color book includes over 400 vivid photos and offers a wealth of information about the nearly 500 species of sharks. Sharkopedia is the ultimate comprehensive resource for shark fans of all ages and explains everything there is to know about these amazing underwater predators.  Its chapters dive into areas such as:
·         Shark Anatomy and Senses –Explore shark parts, skin, muscles, fins, gills, hearing, taste and touch.
·         Feeding Habits – What’s the name of the shark that takes small, cookie shaped bites out of its prey?
·         Record Breakers – Which shark can live over 200 years?
·         Shark Behavior – Do sharks sleep?
·         Shark Conservation – Rather than being afraid of sharks, people should be afraid for sharks, as their populations are seriously threatened. Scientists, legislators and advocates—people who love sharks—are working to protect sharks in many ways.
When there are no adults around to read shark facts to the kids, they've been happily looking at all of the great pictures. This book is a lot of fun to read and is highly educational as well! I had no idea that there were so many different types of sharks and that they are such complex creatures! If there's a future marine biologist in your family, or if you just love sharks and want to learn more about them, do not miss this book!


Ruth Hill said...

I will definitely have to keep this book in mind!