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For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own feareven though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba diver pet them! This book is filled to the gills with jaw-dropping illustrations and razor-sharp facts that shed light on these fascinating creatures of the deep, including their undersea terrain, cunning adaptability, and staggering variety. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!


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For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own feareven though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba diver pet them! This book is filled to the gills with jaw-dropping illustrations and razor-sharp facts that shed light on these fascinating creatures of the deep, including their undersea terrain, cunning adaptability, and staggering variety. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!

30 review for Science Comics: Sharks: Nature's Perfect Hunter

  1. 5 out of 5

    Morgan

    I have a fear of sharks. One of the reasons I got this book and wanted to read it. Figured a comic book about the science of sharks made for kids might help my fear. Not sure it fully helped, but I have a better understanding of them. I use to hate to look at movies and photos of them. Especially when they pop out with all their teeth. Thankfully this book was cartoons and not photos. However, I think I might look up some photos of the sharks mentioned in this book, some are really weird I have a fear of sharks. One of the reasons I got this book and wanted to read it. Figured a comic book about the science of sharks made for kids might help my fear. Not sure it fully helped, but I have a better understanding of them. I use to hate to look at movies and photos of them. Especially when they pop out with all their teeth. Thankfully this book was cartoons and not photos. However, I think I might look up some photos of the sharks mentioned in this book, some are really weird looking.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jeimy

    This is my first book from the Science Comics series, but it won't be the last. It is comprehensive, but presented in just the right way to keep young readers engaged.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Faith Tydings

    This is such an amazing, informative, fun way to introduce sharks, and all there is to know about sharks, to kids. Great book series!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    Way better than I was expecting. super cute series - just the right balance of silly jokes and real science facts. Kids should really enjoy them and will actually learn something. Perfect for reading during commercials while watching Shark Week :)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kirsteen

    This was an interesting book. It is a fact book about sharks in the style of a comic book- no photos all drawings. Personally as a teacher, I prefer the traditional fact-file style book as they are clear and useful when teaching children new genres. However, I can imagine certain children loving this style. It's colourful with lots of types of sharks in drawings. The information is 'bite-sized' because it is in windows of the comics. It is a little tricky to know where to read first as there is a This was an interesting book. It is a fact book about sharks in the style of a comic book- no photos all drawings. Personally as a teacher, I prefer the traditional fact-file style book as they are clear and useful when teaching children new genres. However, I can imagine certain children loving this style. It's colourful with lots of types of sharks in drawings. The information is 'bite-sized' because it is in windows of the comics. It is a little tricky to know where to read first as there is a lot on each page but I can imagine this will be a hit with ten year olds during silent reading. It's one you can dip in and out of again. Horrible science fans will probably enjoy this addition to their bookshelf

  6. 5 out of 5

    Maximilian Lee

    I LOVED this book because it was very Very VERY informative. It had TONS of information in it. It was about sharks. In this book a fisherman was trying to convince the really really really really really really really really really really CRAZY captain that the great white wasn't the only type of shark. He taught him about all of the types of sharks and what their abilities are. (ALSO A LITTLE RED FISH HELPED HIM HALF OF THE TIME (THE FISH GOT SCARED))

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carla Johnson-Hicks

    I love the Science Comics series. I was amazed at the amount of information contained in this graphic novel. Not only were there a lot of facts presented, there were also some great illustrations. There were many facts, information about different species and some history about evolution that I learned from reading this book. The graphic novel layout was appealing and skillfully done so that information was both pictorially and textually available. I can imagine using this resource with I love the Science Comics series. I was amazed at the amount of information contained in this graphic novel. Not only were there a lot of facts presented, there were also some great illustrations. There were many facts, information about different species and some history about evolution that I learned from reading this book. The graphic novel layout was appealing and skillfully done so that information was both pictorially and textually available. I can imagine using this resource with reluctant readers as the pictures would draw one in with their dramatic presentation and encourage the reader to find out more. The non-fiction narrative is tied together with a story about a fictional group of shark seekers, which leads into a discussion about the bad rap sharks have gotten over the years. The classic movie Jaws kicked off shark paranoia back in the mid-1970s. The book talks about most shark bites being accidental, as humans are not a normal food source and they really do not like the taste of us. Readers get a history of sharks from the prehistoric era until the present, with a look at shark physiology. migration patterns, variety, and eating habits. The book also contains a shark family tree and a glossary of terms. Overall a great book for those reluctant readers and those interested in sharks. This book will definitely whet their appetite for further research and information. A wonderful addition to a school, classroom, public or family library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    One of the most often visited sections in an elementary school library is that which holds the books on sharks. Young readers are fascinated with these sea creatures in all their various forms. So I can easily predict that the latest Science Comics title will see high circulation rates and probably need replacement quite quickly. The book begins with an introduction by marine conservation biologist, Dr. David Shiffman. He tells of his own fascination with sharks and his appreciation for the book One of the most often visited sections in an elementary school library is that which holds the books on sharks. Young readers are fascinated with these sea creatures in all their various forms. So I can easily predict that the latest Science Comics title will see high circulation rates and probably need replacement quite quickly. The book begins with an introduction by marine conservation biologist, Dr. David Shiffman. He tells of his own fascination with sharks and his appreciation for the book and its contents. The book itself is filled with diagrams and images of the different species of sharks. One scene which will make adults grin in recognition shows a man tossing chum and a shark rising out of the water just as it happened in the movie "Jaws." Other pages show a series of creatures from various time periods all declining to swim in the ocean because there are sharks in there. There are incredible facts such as, you are "more likely to be hospitalized for being struck by lightning...than for getting injured by a shark." The part that sharks play in the complex ocean food webs, the range of their sizes (from fitting in the palm of your hand to whale proportions), and pages showing the various orders of sharks within the Superorder Selachimorpha will satisfy those thirsty for details. The images and text work well together to illustrate the amazing range of adaptations sharks have developed since their first ancestors appeared (an estimated 400 million years ago). With over 500 species, there are many opportunities for variation. Some species have phosphorescence. Thresher sharks use their tails as whips to stun their prey. Some species like the mako are even warm-blooded. One ability that will captivate readers who enjoy the gross and gruesome shows a shark turning its stomach inside out to expel what it cannot digest. Folk lore and pop culture are also included. The Hawaiian legends of shapechanging shark gods, movies such as "Jaws," and the popularity of shark fin soup are all covered. Historic events like the early twentieth century shark attacks (covered in one of the I Survived books by Lauren Tarshis), as well as the more recent survivor story of Bethany Hamilton are also discussed. Back matter includes a large spread showing the shark family tree, a glossary, and suggested phrases to use instead of the vilifying "shark attack." At the bottom of the glossary pages are illustrations of various shark egg cases (a.k.a. mermaid's purses). Highly recommended for elementary and middle grade readers who enjoy nonfiction and books about animals. I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lorie

    This review is for the paperback edition of the title about sharks from the popular Science Comics series. The series offers solid, interesting facts about a topic illustrated and constructed like a comic book or graphic novel. The format appeals to kids, it is a non-threatening way to get kids to love reading about non-fiction topics. The shark book delves into typical information on sharks including biology, evolution from ancient times and interesting species and their behavior. It also This review is for the paperback edition of the title about sharks from the popular Science Comics series. The series offers solid, interesting facts about a topic illustrated and constructed like a comic book or graphic novel. The format appeals to kids, it is a non-threatening way to get kids to love reading about non-fiction topics. The shark book delves into typical information on sharks including biology, evolution from ancient times and interesting species and their behavior. It also includes shark legends, myths, and some true stories that may have contributed to the fear modern people have about sharks and swimming in the ocean. It also highlights two problems contributing to dangerous decline in shark populations. The first is overfishing due to fear, sport, and cultures that overfish for “luxury” shark fin soup. It also talks about the “shark exploitation” tourism industry which creates an over contact between humans and sharks. Book extras include a traditional word glossary and a picture glossary of different egg shark sacs, a detailed and illustrated shark family tree, and the “Don’t Say Shark Attack” page which highlights some shark friendly language to use when speaking about sharks and their natural behaviors. There is no table of contents or index which would help the reader focus in on a specific topic or help them review a particular section quickly. I believe the format is intended to present like a graphic novel, which you read like fiction-cover to cover. A simple index would be a good addition for serious shark fact readers. The illustrated format, the cost effective paperback addition, the great facts about sharks, and the compelling pen, ink and digital illustrations make this an excellent choice for middle grade readers and the libraries that serve them. I would recommend this book for purchase by any school or public library. This book was provided by the publisher for professional review by SWON Libraries.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own feareven though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba diver pet them! This book is filled to the gills with jaw-dropping illustrations and razor-sharp facts that shed light on these fascinating creatures of the deep, including their undersea terrain, cunning adaptability, and staggering variety. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! I saw what I THOUGHT was a shark on my honeymoon (it was dolphins. In New Jersey. Who knew that dolphins could be so far north?) and was struck dumb with terror … Jaws was a terrifying movie for me as I was ten years old. So, now I know that sharks are not all horrible, scary cratures and that they are quite fascinating to kids of all ages! (There is a whole series of books in the “Science Comics” series – everything from Plagues to The Solar system – they all look wonderful and I have every intention of buying the ENTIRE series – past, present and future – for our library.)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary

    Science Comics has a one-two punch in March and April, first with Robots & Drones, next with Sharks. Kids LOVE sharks. The introduction nails it with its opening line: "Lots of kids, including many of you who are reading this book, go through an 'I love sharks' phase." Shark books move off my shelves faster than just about any animal, tied only by dinosaurs (and we've already got a Science Comic on them), so this book should be going in your cart, sight unseen. But since that's not what I do Science Comics has a one-two punch in March and April, first with Robots & Drones, next with Sharks. Kids LOVE sharks. The introduction nails it with its opening line: "Lots of kids, including many of you who are reading this book, go through an 'I love sharks' phase." Shark books move off my shelves faster than just about any animal, tied only by dinosaurs (and we've already got a Science Comic on them), so this book should be going in your cart, sight unseen. But since that's not what I do - and because I still do love sharks - here's a bit more to whet your shark appetites. The nonfiction narrative is tied together with a story about a fictional group of shark seekers, which leads into a discussion about the bad rap sharks have gotten over the years. The classic movie Jaws kicked off shark paranoia back in the mid-1970s, and that's explored here, as is the fact that Jaws author Peter Benchley became a passionate shark conservationist in the aftermath of his book and subsequent movie. Readers get a history of sharks from the prehistoric era until the present, with a look at shark physiology. migration patterns, variety, and eating habits. Spoiler alert: we don't taste very good to them, and any biting is purely accidental. We also get a peek at the one sea animal that can take down even a great white... and it ain't man. A shark family tree, glossary of terms, and a more accurate clarification of how to phrase shark incidents (the section's called "Don't Say 'Shark Attack'"). As I was writing this review up, one of my library kids peeked over my shoulder and saw the page scans. When I told him Sharks was coming out in April, he yelped, "Are you kidding me?!" which just goes to show you, Science Comics: Sharks is going to be a hit. I may have to order two copies.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    I'd give this one a 3.5 as this series continues to impress. The author covers a topic that is quite popular with young readers--sharks. He carefully destroys some of the myths and media hype about sharks and takes care to discuss the wide variety of sharks and why they aren't considered to be fish as well as what makes them such efficient killing machines. Information about their ancestors and adaptations has been provided, and I enjoyed the colorful illustrations in this graphic novel filled I'd give this one a 3.5 as this series continues to impress. The author covers a topic that is quite popular with young readers--sharks. He carefully destroys some of the myths and media hype about sharks and takes care to discuss the wide variety of sharks and why they aren't considered to be fish as well as what makes them such efficient killing machines. Information about their ancestors and adaptations has been provided, and I enjoyed the colorful illustrations in this graphic novel filled with abundant facts. I wish there had been a little more connection between the humans in the boat in search of sharks and some of the facts, though, as well as more discussion of steps to take to insure that sharks continue to roam in the planet's oceans. It leaves me in awe to think of this species being around for 400 million years and saddens me to think of sharks being taken for their fins for shark fin soup and then thrown back into the ocean to die. If nothing else, perhaps this book raises enough awareness that diners will no longer request such a menu item. Science teachers will want to include this one on their shelves.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Missy (Missy's Reads & Reviews)

    As someone who has been fascinated with sharks for the better part of her life, this book was a very enlightening read. As a mother who has a child that is obsessed with sharks, this was not only a great read - but priceless time spent with her son, reading and learning about something together. I thought I knew a decent amount of information when it came to sharks, then I read this book and felt as though I knew absolutely nothing going into the first few pages. This book is chock full of As someone who has been fascinated with sharks for the better part of her life, this book was a very enlightening read. As a mother who has a child that is obsessed with sharks, this was not only a great read - but priceless time spent with her son, reading and learning about something together. I thought I knew a decent amount of information when it came to sharks, then I read this book and felt as though I knew absolutely nothing going into the first few pages. This book is chock full of information on sharks, different species, evolution, etc. My son is five, so it was definitely a little too much for him to read. However, the beautiful illustrations kept his attention well on its own when I was busy - and the information was just as captivating when I was able to read this to him. I could see an older child with an inquisitive mind spending a lot of time with this book - maybe even using as a reference to impress his friends with all of his shark knowledge. For teaching, this would definitely be a hit to use for a unit study. I'd recommend this to parents and teachers alike.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    As someone who has an irrational fear of sharks, this book was both illuminating and challenging. I learned so much more about sharks than I could have imagined, and found myself challenged to think about sharks with perhaps more information and less fear. The graphic/comic layout was appealing and skillfully done so that information was both pictorially and textually available. I can imagine using this resource with reluctant readers as the pictures would draw one in with their dramatic As someone who has an irrational fear of sharks, this book was both illuminating and challenging. I learned so much more about sharks than I could have imagined, and found myself challenged to think about sharks with perhaps more information and less fear. The graphic/comic layout was appealing and skillfully done so that information was both pictorially and textually available. I can imagine using this resource with reluctant readers as the pictures would draw one in with their dramatic presentation and encourage the reader to find out more. As the parent of a "squeamish" child, the drawings are technically accurate and engaging while remaining comfortable for the reader with less graphic sensibilities. This book will be a great addition to a classroom science unit or for the budding scientist in any household. Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this digital ARC in return for a fair and honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Janie G

    Im a huge fan of the Science Comics series, they are fun and packed with information. I always learn something new from these books even though they are meant for kids! The subtle humor and easy to read format make these books great for reluctant readers and perfect for classrooms. Sharks is full of fascinating information, it helps to dispell the idea that sharks are terrifying man-eating monsters (although the text still occasionally refers to them as monsters), but instead represents them as I’m a huge fan of the Science Comics series, they are fun and packed with information. I always learn something new from these books even though they are meant for kids! The subtle humor and easy to read format make these books great for reluctant readers and perfect for classrooms. Sharks is full of fascinating information, it helps to dispell the idea that sharks are terrifying man-eating monsters (although the text still occasionally refers to them as monsters), but instead represents them as fascinating, highly-developed hunting machines. The book focuses on shark abilities and anatomy, their huge variations, and human impact on their world and survival, but I’m surprised that the book doesn’t mention shark researchers (we are totally obsessed with Eugenie Clark at our house!). I received a digital ARC from the publisher via NetGalley.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    Sharks are a fascinating animal. And many children are interested in learning about them. So this addition to the Science Comics series is a welcome one. The book mixes humor with fact using a red snapper and diver and silly illustrations. The information covered includes types of sharks, anatomy, hunting abilities, and brief two page spreads on specific species. Issues related to shark survival are also mentioned including pollution of the ocean, over fishing of prey, and killing of sharks for Sharks are a fascinating animal. And many children are interested in learning about them. So this addition to the Science Comics series is a welcome one. The book mixes humor with fact using a red snapper and diver and silly illustrations. The information covered includes types of sharks, anatomy, hunting abilities, and brief two page spreads on specific species. Issues related to shark survival are also mentioned including pollution of the ocean, over fishing of prey, and killing of sharks for their fins. The illustrations in this book play a heavy role in reader understanding with some silly pictures breaking up the serious ones. The only issue I had with the book was the heavy use of official scientific name which slowed the reading of the book a bit, but passionate readers will push past that. A fun addition to a great series.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    Science Comic: Sharks is a wonderfully entertaining and educational graphic novel style book depicting the ins, outs, hows, and whys of sharks of all kinds. The comic book format delivers a science lesson that easily engages the most reluctant reader, especially those who love ocean-life and sharks. It explores food, cells, senses, abilities, and teeth, and whole lot more. Don't forget all those teeth! One icky fact is that sharks can turn their stomach inside out! How's that for cool/gross? Science Comic: Sharks is a wonderfully entertaining and educational graphic novel style book depicting the ins, outs, hows, and whys of sharks of all kinds. The comic book format delivers a science lesson that easily engages the most reluctant reader, especially those who love ocean-life and sharks. It explores food, cells, senses, abilities, and teeth, and whole lot more. Don't forget all those teeth! One icky fact is that sharks can turn their stomach inside out! How's that for cool/gross? Sure to be a hit with the boys.. There is plenty of science, colorful illustrations, informative facts, trivia and legend, all delivered in color, and humor at times. In exchange for my honest review, NetGalley gave me the privilege of reading this book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jenn Marshall

    I heard about Science Comics at a literacy conference and knew I wanted to check them out. I read the one on basts first and Sharks next. Bot h had so much interesting information. Sharks felt more like a science text. Tons of cool information, but not so much a story. The bat comic told a story of an injured bat whereas this was just a lot of really cool facts. I loved both bookss and can't wait to check out more. Some fun things I learned. 1. Not all sharks are cold blooded 2. There used to be a I heard about Science Comics at a literacy conference and knew I wanted to check them out. I read the one on basts first and Sharks next. Bot h had so much interesting information. Sharks felt more like a science text. Tons of cool information, but not so much a story. The bat comic told a story of an injured bat whereas this was just a lot of really cool facts. I loved both bookss and can't wait to check out more. Some fun things I learned. 1. Not all sharks are cold blooded 2. There used to be a shark with spines on top of a fin. 3. There's a shark that glows in the dark Some facts I knew and others were things I had to run out into the living room to read to my husband. I will definitely be reading this book again.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ellon

    Ive read three other science comics so far and this was my least favorite of the bunch. It had some great information but I did no love the way it was presented. There didnt seem to be a very good flow of information and this caused the pacing to be pretty choppy. I also think there might have been too much information squeezed into these pages. Im an adult and I felt overwhelmed with information and technical science terms. I cant imagine how a middle grade student would feel reading this. I I’ve read three other science comics so far and this was my least favorite of the bunch. It had some great information but I did no love the way it was presented. There didn’t seem to be a very good flow of information and this caused the pacing to be pretty choppy. I also think there might have been too much information squeezed into these pages. I’m an adult and I felt overwhelmed with information and technical science terms. I can’t imagine how a middle grade student would feel reading this. I would only really suggest this book to a student who is already very interested in sharks as I think it would be too overwhelming to someone who is just casually interested

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nicola

    The Science Comics are a great way of providing really detailed information in a visually detailed way. The level of content and scientific terms means these could easily be used by high school students. Reading it with someone younger, think about dipping in and out of the book with the parts that interest them and talking about the pictures. Miss 5 and I like to explore different books and authors at the library, sometimes around particular topics or themes. We try to get different ones out The Science Comics are a great way of providing really detailed information in a visually detailed way. The level of content and scientific terms means these could easily be used by high school students. Reading it with someone younger, think about dipping in and out of the book with the parts that interest them and talking about the pictures. Miss 5 and I like to explore different books and authors at the library, sometimes around particular topics or themes. We try to get different ones out every week or so; it's fun for both of us to have the variety and to look at a mix of new & favourite authors.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    First Second Publishing's tagline is Great Graphic Novels for Every Reader, and their science series lives up to hype. Sharks: Nature's Perfect Hunter, set to be published April 2018, is worth the pre-order. The target audience is grades 4-8, but adults will learn something new about shark evolution and classification. Chalked full of scientific terms, the gorgeous illustrations will have every student turning the pages. Pair this with I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis. First Second Publishing's tagline is Great Graphic Novels for Every Reader, and their science series lives up to hype. Sharks: Nature's Perfect Hunter, set to be published April 2018, is worth the pre-order. The target audience is grades 4-8, but adults will learn something new about shark evolution and classification. Chalked full of scientific terms, the gorgeous illustrations will have every student turning the pages. Pair this with I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis. (NetGalley provided the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.)

  22. 4 out of 5

    Stacey M

    This graphic novel goes into different types or sharks and their enviornments. It was facinating and the illistrations really help. This is a fantastic book for middle or high schoolers. It uses a lot of the academic language and has great information in it. This would be a great text to have in a science or language arts classroom. I received a copy of this from Net Galley in exchange for a review. But when this book is released I will be buying a couple for my classroom library. This title is This graphic novel goes into different types or sharks and their enviornments. It was facinating and the illistrations really help. This is a fantastic book for middle or high schoolers. It uses a lot of the academic language and has great information in it. This would be a great text to have in a science or language arts classroom. I received a copy of this from Net Galley in exchange for a review. But when this book is released I will be buying a couple for my classroom library. This title is scheduled to be published April 17, 2018.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    This is another stellar book in the Science Comics series from First Second. Joe Flood is both the author and illustrator. From the opening note by Marine Conservation Biologist, Dr. David Shiffman, to the final frame of this graphic text, *Sharks: Natures Perfect Hunter* doesnt shy away from focusing the readers attention on human responsibility in both the misunderstanding of sharks and the threats to their existence. With mentions of actual shark encounters, Hollywoods influence, and markets This is another stellar book in the Science Comics series from First Second. Joe Flood is both the author and illustrator. From the opening note by Marine Conservation Biologist, Dr. David Shiffman, to the final frame of this graphic text, *Sharks: Nature’s Perfect Hunter* doesn’t shy away from focusing the reader’s attention on human responsibility in both the misunderstanding of sharks and the threats to their existence. With mentions of actual shark encounters, Hollywood’s influence, and markets for shark fins and souvenirs, Sharks: Nature’s Perfect Hunter firmly and gently places the onus on the reader to do better.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    I received a free copy of this book through the GoodReads First Reads giveaways. I originally planned on giving this book to my son to learn about sharks, but when I received my copy I HAD to read it first. Wow...what a fun and creative way to learn and I DID learn...A LOT! I would recommend this book to anyone who would be interested in a fun way to learn about sharks. I found the book entertaining and educational. I would definitely recommend this book to kids, teens and adults.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lizzie

    A great book for children (and adults). Science Comics: Sharks is a well written and illustrated non-fiction book. The use of a comic strip makes it different to other non-fiction books and instantly children in my class want to read it. Its the first time my class and I have come across this series of books and we will be on the look out for me! We cant wait for it to be published! Thanks Netgalley for the ARC A great book for children (and adults). ‘Science Comics: Sharks’ is a well written and illustrated non-fiction book. The use of a comic strip makes it different to other non-fiction books and instantly children in my class want to read it. It’s the first time my class and I have come across this series of books and we will be on the look out for me! We can’t wait for it to be published! Thanks Netgalley for the ARC

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Super informative series with a lot of easy to digest facts and information: kids and adults will learn a lot. (Tip: The illustrations are great, but for an added bonus, do a Google Image Search to see more sharks in all their real-life glory.) The way the book was organized was a little confusing to me, but the information itself was presented clearly.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Smart Bookaholics Inc Bookstore

    Let my 13 yo son and a few of my nephews read this and they absolutely loved it. They said it was fun and bright and they learned all about sharks! Received a free earc for an honest review from Net galley

  28. 5 out of 5

    Earl

    I wasn't really thrilled to be picking up this book because the subject didn't really interest me. But this turned out to be more fascinating than I thought it would be. And I love the focus on trying to save them because of their bad reputation.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jody

    My 9 yr old son loved this one. While I'm a story person, he enjoys non-fiction, learning about whatever catches his interest. Sharks is one of those thing. He keeps it in the car so he can look at it when we're going places.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tarina Nye

    I read this with my fourth grade reading buddies, and they loved it! It has so much information that even I didn't know about. I would love to have this be an option in my elementary classroom for those that want to learn about sharks in a fun, comic style way!

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