Sharks and dolphins both have torpedo-shaped bodies with fins on their backs. They slice through the water to grab their prey with sharp teeth. But despite their similarities, sharks and dolphins belong to different animal classes: one is a fish and gets oxygen from the water and the other is a mammal and gets oxygen from the air. Marine educator Kevin Kurtz guides early readers to compare and contrast these ocean predators through stunning photographs and simple, nonfiction text.
I find both sharks and dolphins fascinating. They both have peculiar qualities that intrigue and excite. Sharks and Dolphins: A Compare and Contrast Book has realistic photos of both creatures and explains how they are both alike and different. This book helps children identify and correlate. For each fish or mammal pictured, there is a title telling what it is. Some featured are orcas, blacktip reef shark, bottlenose dolphin, and lemon shark.
'For Creative Minds', at the back of the book, further educates with sections on a Venn Diagram, which shows how two things are alike and different. There's also info on what the world would be like without sharks and dolphins, and an exercise to match the body part labels to their locations on the sharks or dolphins. It's an underwater look at two of Earth's greatest living things.
Sharks and Dolphins: A Compare and Contrast Book is a Spring 2016 release by Arbordale Publishing.
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