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Monday, February 16, 2015

Marvelous Monday

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy is a Sibert Honor book! The amazing watercolor art depicts how a great white shark goes after it's favorite meal, seals.  There are clusters of lounging seals, diagrams of why a shark has the perfect predatory body for hunting, and graphic pictures of sharks munching on seals.  
Katherine also goes into great detail about a shark's vision, muscle, blood, and tissues, and their great jaw and teeth.  She spent quite some time researching in person about this topic and there is an author note, sources and resources page at the end.
Teachers for 2nd grade and up be aware of this wonderful informational text about a very hot topic. Students will flock to the ooey-gooey gorey specifics of this title.

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