Animal Adventures: Sharks, by Cynthia Stierle | Book Review
The Children’s Book Review | October 22, 2019
Written by Cynthia Stierle
Age Range: 5 and up
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books (2016)
What to expect: Sharks, sea life, and activity set
Do you have a kid who is totally obsessed with sharks? Mine sure is, and when we received this kit for review, she practically ripped it open with her bare hands (or shark teeth?).
This shark-shaped box holds a multitude of sharky excitement. From reusable stickers to a fold-out diorama and build-your-own shark replicas, to shark-fact cards and plastic shark figures, this box set really has it all. But where the kit really shines is the enticing book, AMAZING WORLD OF SHARKS, tucked inside. Bright illustrations, pictures, and graphics immediately draw in shark-obsessed children who will revel in every tiny detail. What are the ampullae of Lorenzini? Pores that sense electrical impulses! What is a cleaning station? Why, a fish beauty parlor, where shrimp eat the parasites off of the shark’s skin! Yum!
From Cookie-Cutter sharks to Whale sharks, Hammerheads and Great Whites, this set has a wide variety of awe-inducing sharks that will please even the most enthusiastic readers. Children can set up a detailed underwater scene with the included stand-up diorama. Add reusable stickers to the ocean-scape, and swim the plastic shark figurines around while you read about these fantastic animals out loud. Older kids will find the book perfectly accessible, with the smaller blocked sections making it easier to read. There’s even a helpful glossary at the end of the book to answer the most detailed shark-questions.
This kit makes the perfect gift and could also be enjoyed in a classroom station setting. Highly recommended.
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About the Author
Cynthia Stierle lives with her husband and two children in Connecticut. Her love for reading began when she was a child, and she feels lucky to have worked in publishing as both a writer and an editor. She’s written more than fifty children’s books, both fiction and nonfiction, and she still enjoys reading (and writing!) a good story.
Animal Adventures: Sharks, written by Cynthia Stierle, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books like Animal Adventures: Sharks by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with Activity Books, Ocean Animals, Sea Life, and Sharks.