Slickety Quick (Hardcover)

Poems about Sharks

By Skila Brown, Bob Kolar (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763665432, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2016

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Fourteen shark species, from the utterly terrifying to the surprisingly docile, glide through the pages of this vibrantly illustrated, poetic picture book.

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.


About the Author

Skila Brown is the author of the young adult novels Caminar, a School Library Journal Top 10 Latino Book of 2014, and To Stay Alive. Slickety Quick is her picture-book debut. Skila Brown lives in Indiana.

Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of Big Kicks. He has illustrated numerous books for young readers, including AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First and AlphaOops! H Is for Halloween, both by Alethea Kontis, and Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis. Bob Kolar lives in Missouri.


Praise For Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks

All in all, it’s a book that ought to leave many readers fascinated—and perhaps a little unsettled—by the diversity of sharks that exist beneath the waves.
—Publishers Weekly

An inviting format to spark shark discussions.
—Kirkus Reviews

These concrete poems about a selection of sharks will tickle the fins of many an aspiring marine biologist...The digital illustrations, glossy and brightly colored, are just cartoonish enough to dispel any fears young readers may have about the subject.
—Booklist

Brown begins this playful and illuminating collection by taking a bite out of the most infamous of these ocean predators, the great white shark...This book offers an accessible and engaging appreciation of these fascinating creatures. Pair with Nicola Davies’s Surprising Sharks (rev. 1/04)…though maybe not at the beach.
—The Horn Book