Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sharks and Dolphins: A Compare and Contrast Book - Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Arbordale Publishing.  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.

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.

My Review:

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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49 comments:

John Zukowski said...

I've always been a fan of sharks

KV H said...

I have always found sharks fascinating.

jakiesmom said...

I like dolphins

bison61 said...

I think sharks are more fascinating

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aperry said...

I like that sharks that sharks regrow their teeth.

aperry said...

I like that sharks that sharks regrow their teeth.

abedabun dawn said...

which I find more fascinating - sharks or dolphins? I love, love, love dolphins! We like to take the boat out to an island during the summer and the dolphins will swim in front of and to the side of the boat. So beautiful.

John & Pam Collins said...

It's hard to say which is most interesting, but I can say that I love to watch dolphins at play much more than watching sharks.
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LeAnn Harbert said...

I like dolphins, they seem so playful

Janet W. said...

I find sharks to be more interesting and fascinating!

Peggy said...

I think the grandchildren will absolutely love this. They are fascinated by animals

Isaiahsmom said...

I love dolphins but my son loves sharks.

Shea123 said...

I think sharks are fascinating!

Charlene E said...

I have always liked dolphins. Getting to feed one a Sea World is one of my favorite memories.

Nancy said...

Dolphins are most interesting to me.

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Sandra Watts said...

It is hard to say. They are each so fascinating in their own way. I like them both equally.

Charlene S. said...

Sharks, though I'd never want to meet one up close :)

ReggieMann said...

I have always found dolphins to be more fascinating

Shaylin S said...

Dolphins!!

Derrick Todd said...

I think Dolphins are fascinating -- epecially with their level of intelligence.

Robin Abrams said...

I think Dolphins are more fascinating , My grandson would say sharks are.

Lisa Jagodzinski said...

Dolphins are beautiful creatures but sharks are my favorite thing

Sue Hull said...

Sharks are interesting.Dolphins are my fave. Watching them with people is so cool and they are so smart. Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

Sharks are interesting.Dolphins are my fave. Watching them with people is so cool and they are so smart. Thank you for the chance :)

Leela said...

Dolphins.

Renee said...

Dolphins and their crazy communication skills

momo said...

I find that dolphins are very fascinating and so smart too.

Audra said...

Sharks are neat I can't believe how huge they get

Miranda said...

sharks are very interesting

rubynreba said...

Dolphins!

Ken Ohl said...

I find Dolphins amazing. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Eve+Ash said...

Team Dolphins!

anne n said...

I like dolphins!

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I find Dolphins more fascinating than sharks.

Brooklyn Dutson said...

sharks.. they are not as agressive as most people believe.

Betty Wojnar said...

I love sharks and the many different kinds there are.

Pam Halligan said...

I am most fascinated by dolphins.

matope said...

im much more interested in dolphins but my son begs to differ. he loves sharks!

Maureen said...

This Florida native has always been fascinated by sharks. Dolphins are a brilliant species too.

chickie717 said...

It would have to be dolphins they are just too cute!

Feisty Fox said...

I think dolphins are more fascinating because there's so much we don't understand about them.

Wehaf said...

I love dolphins - they're extremely intelligent and seem to have a special bond with humans.

Danielle said...

Sharks, though I find both interesting

Lisa Jagodzinski said...

Dolphins are beautiful creatures but sharks are my favorite!!

Rachel said...

I think it's probably a toss up for which I think is more fascinating but I certainly like dolphins more! I think this book would be PERFECT for the students I work with . We are always working on learning to compare/contrast.

dlhaley said...

I am fascinated about Dolphins.

Stacy said...

I find Dolphins more interesting. There are so many stories of dolphins protecting humans from sharks.

cbusch said...

Dolphins...I love them. <3 chaselhoff at usa dot net

lilyk said...

I find dolphins more fascinating.