Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Shark Super Powers by Jillian Morris & Duncan Brake, illustrated by Steve May

Shark Super Powers is an engaging encyclopaedia of extraordinary shark facts! Written by real shark experts and with an introduction by Steve Backshall, well-known naturalist and explorer, this book is perfect for readers who are already shark-obsessed and those who want to learn more about these amazing creatures.

There are fascinating facts about fourteen unbelievable sharks – each with its own superpower. A double page spread features “Fast Facts” about one incredible shark, a drawing of its teeth, a map showing where in the world it can be found, brilliant illustrations by Steve May and real photos.  

Shark Super Powers is perfect for school and home. It epitomises brilliant non-fiction reading for pleasure but is also an incredibly useful reference book. Key Stage Two children and their teachers will love using it at the centre of their Science programme of study about Living Things and Their Habitats. There are so many opportunities to use this book to look at how living things are classified in different ways and how changes to the environment can pose dangers to living things.

Did you know that Swell Sharks glow in the dark or that a Goblin Shark has a jaw like a slingshot? These are just some of the awe-inspiring facts to be found. Shark Super Powers also gives children, teachers and parents an opportunity to find out about Sharks4Kids and the great work done by authors Jillian Morris and Duncan Brake.  It is an absolute treasure trove of information and sure to help encourage the next generation of shark advocates.

Thank you to UCLan Publishing for this amazing book! I can’t wait to share it with our classes at school (if I can get it away from my own children first)!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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