This handy guide to sharks is one of four titles joining a print companion series to the DK Findout! website. After briefly recapping sharks’ characteristics and history on Earth, Fowler goes on to discuss various types (including dogfish, sawsharks, mackerel sharks, and ground sharks), their anatomy, and how they live, reproduce, and hunt. Photographs dominate the image-centric layout, augmented by informational bursts and sidebars, quizzes, and interviews. It’s a brief but thorough overview of an always fascinating predator, housed in an engaging, accessible format. Simultaneously available: Ancient Egypt, Pirates, and Stone Age. Ages 6–9. (Jan.)
This review has been corrected to more accurately reflect that the book is joining a series of other titles rather than kicking it off.
Reviewed on: 12/12/2016 Release date: 01/10/2017 Genre: Children's