All About Sharks by Jim Arnosky

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Part of a major reprinting of renowned naturalist Jim Arnosky's beloved All About series, All About Sharks is a thorough and colorful introduction to the world of sharks.

In Spring 08, Scholastic Nonfiction is relaunching Jim Arnosky's treasured All About series with all new paperback covers. In All About Sharks, Arnosky shows how these animals grow and live, answering kids' biggest questions about sharks, such as: How do sharks find food in the dark ocean water? What do shark fins do? How many teeth do sharks have? What was the biggest shark ever? Packed with intriguing information and brought to life by Arnosky's vibrant watercolors, this book will fascinate young readers.

About Jim Arnosky

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Jim Arnosky was born on Sept. 1, 1946, in New York. After high school, he attended one year of trade school and then joined the US Navy. His intense love of the natural world led him to pursue a career as a wildlife artist. Today, Arnosky is the author and illustrator of 98 books about wildlife and nature for children. He has received numerous honors for his work, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in science illustration. Currently, he and his wife live in northern Vermont.
Published January 1, 2003 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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Opening with a series of questions about sharks, he proceeds to answer them with a clear text and vivid, well-scaled illustrations (the gaping mouth of a 10-foot tiger shark appears life-size, split over two double-page spreads).

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Arnosky presents many fascinating facts about these masters of the deep, beginning with the nine most familiar species and including information on shark senses, mating habits and safety tips for swimmers.

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