Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Ultimate Book of Sharks by Brian Skerry from National Geographic Kids [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts:  It's summer and folks are enjoying the fun and joy of swimming in the oceans that line the coasts of the United States. A joyful time! Refreshing! Worth remembering! But also worth remembering is the fact the the oceans of the world are inhabited by a vast array of creatures that make the waters their home. Man is not a water creature but man (that includes boys, girls, men and women of all ages) certainly enjoys making it their playground and a source of their food supply.

Within the depths and often in the shallows are the mighty sharks! They are most often ferocious and should always be respected and avoided as we people frolic amidst the waves of beautiful ocean waters.

In The Ultimate Book of Sharks the author and National Geographic explore the enormous variety of shark creatures, where they abide around the world, the danger to man, shark's  preferred foods (they are creatures of prey), and the very fact that they do need protecting. I personally ate shark (a small shark caught off the coast of North Carolina) and the meat is delicious. I am, sadly, allergic to it and certainly won't partake again. However, environmentalists encourage us not to fish for sharks but to protect them. This book addresses that subject as well as showing the pletora of types of sharks.

I found the book and the photography fascinating. In keeping with National Geographic's reputation for excellent subject matter and photography, this book is excellent; and it is definitely one I can highly recommend for personal libraries if the subject matter interests you, and most definitely for hool and public libraries.

About the book: Dive into the wild world of sharks! Get up close to learn the truth behind these fantastic, ferocious fish with famed National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.

Join this amazing underwater adventure to track the sharks of the world, from the teeniest dogfish to the everfeared great white. This ultimate book features every species of shark on the planet, with awesome photos, fascinating facts, the latest science, and firsthand stories of real-life encounters with these incredible creatures. Learn how sharks live, how they eat, the challenges they face, and whether or not you are actually on the menu!
Begins July 5
Ends July 27 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from MMPublicity on behalf of National Geographic Kids Publications to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and I was not required to render a positive review. Giveaway copy is provided by publisher and sent directly to the winner.


  1. I know my grandkids would love this book about sharks. I find it interesting myself!
    I am not too good at this leaving a url to get credit for an entry! Usually I just have to leave my user id. So I don’t know when what I am doing is right or wrong - so I am sorry! I’m just an old gal in her sixties trying to win this book for my grandkids. Thank you for the opportunity!

  2. What a great book to be giving away during Shark Week. I love Sharks and have talked with my Grand kids about them and how dangerous they can be. I have also showed them what beautiful creatures they are. They go to the beach a few times every year and I think they need to know what to look out for when they are in the water. Thanks for the chance.

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