Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Shark Baby - Children's Book Review

Book Synopsis:

"Who am I?" wonders Shark Baby. When his "mermaid's purse" egg case is torn loose in a storm, he finds himself on a journey through different ocean habitats: kelp forests, coral reefs, and seagrass meadows. He learns what kind of shark he isn't, but not what kind he is. He needs to find the “mermaid” to learn where he belongs, but the ocean is big and full of dangers. Will he find out who he is—and what he can do—in time?

My Review:

 A baby shark starts out in an egg case, then breaks free enough to see while being swept away in the ocean to find out what kind of shark he is.  The baby shark encounters other ocean life and other species of shark, and learns from them the differences and why he's not one of them.  The shark baby finally comes across one of his own and realizes just what kind of shark he is. 

There are several species of shark I've heard of but Shark Baby introduced me to some that I'm not sure I knew about.  I even learned about the different kinds of shark egg cases.  Being an adult, this book was interesting and educational to me.  For kids, they can learn why manatees are called mermaids and about species of shark that you don't normally hear about.  After the story is a "For Creative Minds' section in the back of the book to further enhance learning.  There's activities and facts on sharks and egg cases.

Shark Baby is a Spring 2013 release by Sylvan Dell Publishing. To supplement the story, cross-curricular lesson plans or educational programs are available on the website.

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Masshole Mommy said...

This looks like a book my boys would LOVE!!

alissa apel said...

I love children's book. We have a cupboard full of them. I teach illustration. Part of me doesn't ever want to get rid of them.

Theresa said...

Add me to the list of lovers of children's books. I used to work in a bookstore when my girls were little. I have a ton of great books that they don't read anymore, but I just can't part with them. Maybe I'll save them for my grandkids someday.

This looks like a cute story!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

That looks like a sweet book, the boys would love.