Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks
ISBN: 0375870733
EAN13: 9780375870736
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 8, 2013
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 0.3" H x 9.1" L x 6.6" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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5
   It's a cute book with a nice hard cover
I bought this for a baby shower gift and I have to say that it was a hit. Apparently, none of my friends ever heard of this book by Dr. Susses, which I thought was surprising. It is a cute book with a nice hard cover. Can 't complain about any books by Dr Susses.
 
5
   my son can't get enought of it. we read it almost every night
Our son loves this book. Our son also loves this book. He is almost 4 and he's in a phase of the dinosaurs sharks. As soon as he saw it, he wanted to read it to myself. So much so that he can almost recite it now and knows almost all the types of sharks. Great Book!
 
4
   The other reviewers are funny to me
The page that other reviewers seem to be stuck on, talking about fish fin soup, works just fine for my 4yo son, who is not interested in scaring. This book is a little more savage because it is about an animal that is actually a large bit more savage. We saw a shark eating a whale carcass on National Geographic and had no signs of nightmares at all. I present the world as it is, not as I want him to respond.
 
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   Very underwhelming
We have the Inside Your Outside, which my kids enjoy. Most of the rhymes are reasonable and I don 't mind reading it even though it is clearly not Dr. Seuss quality. However, this book is pretty bad! It DOES have some good shark facts, but the rhymes are not interesting at all. Even my shark-loving boy won 't sit through it, and he can 't read it honestly because of all the peculiar shark-specific words. The worst part, as other reviewers said, is that it turns preachy at the end. My kids just wanted to learn about sharks, they don't care at all about eating shark fin soup, nor will they ever encounter it where we live. In all, I wish I 'd left this behind and bought a National Geographic book instead, which would have at least good pictures of real sharks.
 
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   They actually politicized this book at the end...
The Rhyming is terrible--they are just stringing words and sentences together trying to get everything to fit in a rhyme. The rhyming is horrible and annoying! rhyming is horrible! I don 't read it, I don 't read it. Basically, I read what the words say instead of reading it word for word. They also end up telling kids to eat yuck and NO to shark fin soup at the end, which is really culturally offensive and amazingly insensitive towards the part of the world that eats food that is different than what Americans eat - eating different food does not make it wrong! If someone told children not to eat beef and that it is yucky, I'm sure Americans would have a fit! Sorely disappointed '', I'm sorely disappointed in this book.
 
5
   Dr. Suess saved America
First, you can never have my books by Dr. Seuss in your home if you have anyone under 10. My nephew loves sharks and was mesmerized by this very well written book. It is one of many wonderful books, and building a library by Dr Seuss can serve generations in any family. I read Dr. Seuss as a child and my great nephew and niece have inherited my love for books and Dr. Seuss. They are having fun and learning without even realizing they are.
 
5
   Super fun and educational book
I bought it for him as a birthday present and he loved it. Super interesting and fun book, there are lots of explanations about different species of sharks, if your children loves sharks, buy them immediately, you will not regret.
 
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   Not fit for children
My nephew is 5 and very interested in sharks, so I gave him a stuffed snapper ( which he loves ) and this book. At bedtime, I read him this story when he hugged his beloved stuffed shark when I turned Page to see a basket of dissected fins! I have been shocked and disgusted! My nephew was very upset and could not sleep for worrying about his new friend the shark, and he kept getting up and coming to tell me that his shark was frightened. What kind of a political mind would put this thoughtless garbage in a book by children???? It's also very unfortunate and makes me very angry. I believe that the company that is responsible should lose their rights to piggyback on the fame of a genius like Dr. Suess. I strongly recommend that you will not buy this book for a child. It is not suited for a child.
 
5
   Incredible educational shark book for any age.
I cannot express how much I LOVE this book! A fantastic educational book about sharks teaches children not only to respect them as species, but also as individuals. Learn about a great number of different sharks, their characteristics, skills, habits, habitats and what makes a species different from another. Hark, A Shark teaches vocabulary. It makes learning fun by giving sharks awards. The book also addresses how sharks are becoming endangered because of the man hunting them for useless products. It encourages youth to not fear a shark, but to save one!
 
2
   Suess would be rolling in his grave.
Rhyming is terrible, very feeble attempt at copying Suess'writing style and fails horribly. Reading it to my 4 year old, often would make up rhymes that fit better. Further, the book is long in the tooth about things that kids understand just won’t. A section on the skin grafts? A section on skin grafts? Are you serious? Then the whole enviro-radical message at the end with dead shark pictures, hacked fins and shark soup. Try explaining dead sharks hung to a 4 year old on hooks. Totally unnecessary. I give it 2 stars as there is some valuable information about different sharks, but this is NOT Suess.
 
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