From the Set Boys Rock!
Sharks cause swimmers around the world to shake with fear. Should you really be afraid? Learn more about these amazing predators in this photo-filled book.
- CHAPTER 1 Should You Be Afraid?
- CHAPTER 2 Why Sharks Attack
- CHAPTER 3 You and Sharks
- Find Out More
A noteworthy review of Reading Rocks! from School Library Journal on February 1, 2007
These appealing introductory titles will captivate beginning and reluctant readers. Soccer highlights the skills of some of the world’s best players and emphasizes the growing popularity of the sport around the globe. Spider describes the habits and habitats of both poisonous and nonpoisonous species. UFO explores the question of whether or not we’re alone in the universe and scientists’ search for life outside our solar system. The fourth book explains how a comic book is made, from initial script through storyboards and the inking of the illustrations, through the final lettering of speech balloons. The fifth title examines sharks and why they attack and includes information on how to stay safe in the ocean. These books all have three short, informative chapters written in a large font, with key words set in bold. Full-color photos on every spread help to break up the text so that readers are not overwhelmed by information. Captions provide insight into the fascinating pictures. Light bulb icons draw attention to sidebars, which provide related trivia and extend learning. ‘Find Out More’ sections reference other books as well as the publisher’s site, with a promise of safe, related links to the topic. The titles are perfect starters for readers not quite ready for the more comprehensive ‘Eyewitness’ series (DK). However, one can’t help but question the series title as the books will be equally appealing to both boys and girls.
Author: Bob Woods
Bob Woods, a freelance writer in Madison, Connecticut, has written books for young readers about Barry Bonds, Shaquille O'Neal, the National Football League, NASCAR history, and other sports topics. Over the past 20 years, his work has appeared in many magazines, including Sports Illustrated. Bob has also edited several magazines for young people, and has produced special magazines on both the Summer and Winter Olympics.