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Shark or Dolphin?

How Do You Know?

Series: Which Animal Is Which?

By Melissa Stewart

They both live in the ocean. They are both large, gray, and eat fish. But one is a shark and the other is a dolphin. How do you know which animal is which? Award-winning children’s author Melissa Stewart explains a few of the many differences between these animals. Stewart’s clear text is paired with stunning underwater photography to show readers just how different these animals really are!

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Library Ed.978-0-7660-3680-2$23.60$17.70
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Reviews

". . . a good, clean-cut way of determining if an animal is a shark or a dolphin . . . teachers would find this a great tool in teaching the subject matter. Shark books are always popular, and you can draw in the dolphin loving crowd as well."

Southern Maine Library District, December 14, 2011

". . . chock full of information . . . does an excellent job of presenting the information . . . The concepts are well planned and well presented."

BookLinx Book Evaluation Program, January 30, 2012

". . . a good introduction to animal taxonomy."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, May 6, 2011

". . . a wonderful addition to every elementary school library."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2011

". . . these dual profiles of common creatures should give budding naturalists an increased understanding of how scientists use appearance and behavior to classify sometimes-similar living things . . . Consider these books to lay groundwork for nature expeditions and for later studies of taxonomy."

School Library Journal, April 2011

"What makes this series so outstanding is the excellent close-up photography. Readers can easily see the differences between the animals without being bogged down by overwhelming text. These high quality books would be a welcome addition to an elementary animal science collection. They will be appreciated by animal lovers browsing the collection and classroom teachers presenting a beginning lesson on animal biology. A creative language arts teacher might even employ these volumes in a unit on opposites/antonyms and synonyms, drawing parallels from the animal world."

Library Media Connection, August/September 2011

"These are excellent for primary classrooms."

Denver Public Schools, March 11, 2011

"Kids will love this easy to read book . . ."

Delaware County Library System, March 2011

"Simple and concise text with a well-designed layout provides an easy to read introduction to the major differences between a shark and a dolphin."

Infolink Book Evaluation Program, May 12, 2011

". . . the author presents the information clearly to the reader. A summary page reinforces the information without sounding repetitive. For any child interested in learning about animals or needing to do basic research on fish and mammals, this book is a great resource."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries

"This clever compare-and-contrast approach makes differences between often-confused creatures easy to understand and remember."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2011

". . . the book does a great job of encouraging the reader to figure out how each animal’s differences are also advantages to each particular ocean dweller . . . This is a good introduction to two of young readers’ popular animals."

Children's Literature

"Readers of all ages will come away understanding a lot more about the two species and what makes them so different from each other."

Tucson Unified School District, February 2011

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