Tough, Toothy Baby Sharks
By Sandra Markle
(Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802795939, 32pp.)
Publication Date: October 16, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding
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Even before they're born, baby sharks have to be tough to survive. Some that grow inside their mothers compete with their womb-mates for food, space, and their very lives. Others have to escape as soon as their mothers give birth to avoid becoming her tasty snack. If they survive those rough beginnings, baby sharks then have to figure out how to make it in an ocean teeming with predators. Brilliant color photographs reveal how shark pups grow from tiny eggs into giant eating machines, reaching the top of the food chain in all the world's oceans. Science expert Sandra Markle's introduction to baby sharks provides rare glimpses of these creatures at their most vulnerable and will captivate young fans of nature's toughest creatures.
SANDRA MARKLE is the best-selling and award-winning American author of more than five dozen nonfiction projects for young readers. She is a former elementary school science teacher whose books in her popular Outside and Inside series have earned several starred reviews and many awards. She lives with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery, in New Zealand.