Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands
A few miles from San Francisco lives a population of the ocean's largest and most famous predators. Each fall, while the city's inhabitants dine on steaks, salads, and sandwiches, the great white sharks return to California ...more
Nugget and Fang: friends forever – or snack time?
By Tammi Sauer
Rationale for Twin Texts Selection
The children are doing a unit on sharks, so I am using these books to teach them about sharks. The Neighborhood Sharks book is full of great information and it has great illustrations and diagrams to get the information across. The Nugget and Fang book is more for fun. Fang is not your typical shark but since the students learned about real sharks they will be able to compar ...more
Neighborhood Sharks tells about the behavior of the Great Whites, and their anatomy, in enough detail that now I feel I know something about them. It is unfair to label them as killing machines, as per Jaws. They are dangerous, of course, but not ...more
I have to admit however that I'm not going to share this with my little nieces until they're older. I'm afraid we'd come down on the side of Team Elephant Seal. ...more
This is the perfect book for a child who is infatuated with sharks and the ocean. The illustrations are intense and colorful. It is clear that the author has done extensive research; this book is packed with details and diagrams, including the shark's anatomy. An exciting book for ages 7 and up, but it may not be for the faint of heart. This book is a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book.
Did you know the world’s largest wild population of great white sharks lives just 30 miles from San Francisco? This terrific picture book combines compelling paintings with informative text to explain how these predators are able to hunt down their perfect prey so effectively. Roy focuses on the shark’s streamlined body, warmed blood, excellent vision, endless teeth and projectile jaws--providing clear scientific information while hooking ...more
Neighborhood Sharks is a perfect fit for young (and not-so-young) shark enthusiasts. This book tells readers about the great white sharks that hunt just thirty miles from San Francisco.
Each fall, great whites circle the Farallon Islands, an area off-limits to all humans except the scientists who study the ...more
Core Curricular Area: Science
Scientific Data Collection
SC 5.1.1.e Collect and organize data
SC 5.3.4.a. Describe adaptations made by plants or animals to survive environmental changes
SC 5.1.1.g Share information, procedures, and results with peers and/or adults
How support instruction: This book supports the core curricular area of science by meeting the Nebraska State Standards relating to collecting and organizing da ...more
Sibert Honor (2015)
Author Katherine Roy had the opportunity to visit the Farallon Island with are off the coast of San Francisco, CA, in order to gain information on the Great White Shark for her writing of an engaging and informational book. As inspiration and studying for her book, she was able to go “behind the scenes” where ...more
I have a rough time rating this book, as the paintings are very pretty and for shark fans the information and detail are really cool (meaning they would probably have given this book 4 or more likely 5 stars), but I'm not a shark fan. The whole time I'm reading the book, I'm distracted by the dying seal which is shown on every page until the po...more