Slickety Quick (Hardcover)
Poems about Sharks
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763665432, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
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.