Sunday, April 19, 2015

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands

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Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands
by Katherine Roy
Roaring Book Press, 2014.  Unpaged.

     The end-piece graphics show San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge with one of the great white shark hunting areas on earth in the middle distance, only thirty miles off shore. California's coastal Farallon Islands are very near the large population of the San Francisco Bay area and Katherine Roy deftly compares land life with the wild beneath the waves in this beautifully well-written, beautifully illustrated book. Great whites circle the Farallon's hoping to dine on the seals and sea lions native to the islands. Roy describes in exquisite detail, and with truly helpful illustrations, why sharks love sea lions, and why they are so well-designed to hunt them. Kids interested in science, nature, and the ever-fascinating subject of sharks will find a treasure in this exemplary informational title.

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