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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Discovery: Sharkopedia

Release Date - June 2013

Time Home Entertainment

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Sharks fascinate me. They always have. Sharkopedia, a comprehensive guide to sharks, is a must for any family. This book is packed with information that I never knew, and as a kid, I spent a lot of time in aquariums when visiting Mystic, Connecticut, or Boston, Massachusetts.

Here are just a few of the things you'll learn:
  • Whether or not sharks sleep.
  • Which shark is pregnant for almost two years.
  • Which shark lights up like a firefly.
Every page in Sharkopedia is covered in color photos of the different varieties of sharks. The book begins with the anatomy of a shark and progresses into facts about each kind. There's also a section on conservation, and can I say the photo on one of those pages has me wishing it was the view from my front window!

Finally, the end of the book contains a guide into aquariums where you can see sharks, and a number of other resources for learning more about these ocean dwellers.

Sharkopedia is perfect for teaching children about sharks. It's also equally enjoyable for adults. I happened to have the book on my coffee table, and many of our adult visitors immediately glanced through it and wrote down the title. It definitely is marketable to all ages.

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