From the enormous whale shark to the legendary great white to the enigmatic goblin shark to the small cookie-cutter shark, "Slickety Quick "is a delightful frenzy of shark mayhem. Read more...
From the enormous whale shark to the legendary great white to the enigmatic goblin shark to the small cookie-cutter shark, "Slickety Quick "is a delightful frenzy of shark mayhem. Mysterious species such as the camouflaged wobbegong and the elusive frilled shark share the waters with better-known blue and nurse sharks, each commemorated in a poem by Skila Brown and illustrated by Bob Kolar. Sneaky shark facts ripple through each spread to further inform the brave and curious young reader intrigued by the power and danger of these amazing creatures."
- ISBN-13: 9780763665432
- ISBN-10: 0763665436
- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
- Publish Date: March 2016
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 6-9
- Dimensions: 9.38 x 11.44 x 0.38 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-12-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Brown (Caminar) presents 14 types of sharkswobbegongs, makos, and hammerheads, among themin a series of well-crafted poems that range from playful to ominous. Several concrete poems are in the mix: a line describing the two long whiskerslike a frown of a nurse shark stretches across the fishs face like a mustache, while a spiral-shaped poem evokes the circular bites the cookie-cutter shark takes out of its victims, leaving a cookie-shaped hole when it twists away. Working in a mostly muted palette of greens, grays, and blues, Kolar (The Boy & the Book) contributes flattened, posterlike images of the sharks, often dramatically lit from above by angular shafts of light. All in all, its a book that ought to leave many readers fascinatedand perhaps a little unsettledby the diversity of sharks that exist beneath the waves. Ages 69. Authors agent: Tina Wexler, ICM. (Mar.)