The Shark Attack Files

9781512459784. ea vol: 32p. (Wild World of Sharks). glossary. index. photos. Hungry Tomato. Feb. 2018. lib. ed. $26.65.
Gr 4–7—A wealth of information and dynamic visuals capture many fascinating aspects of sharks. The books vary in terms of organization. World's Weirdest Sharks, for instance, examines one species per spread, while Shark Attack Files relates separate instances of human-shark encounters. A careful array of text boxes, insets, and captioned photos provides an engaging variety of facts. Two pages on "Finding Prey," for example, describe the role of smell, identify key physical features that play a part, and offer a specific example related to lemon sharks. Multiple photographs of varied size, aided by occasional useful diagrams, are attractive and informative. Each title finishes with an excellent "Incredible Facts" page and a closing topical page.
VERDICT First choices on a perennially popular topic.

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