Surprising Sharks by Nicola DaviesWhy does a swell shark blow up like a party balloon? What does a lantern shark use its built-in lights for? Full of fun facts, here’s a surprising book about sharks that kids can really get their teeth into.
SHAAAARRRKK! That’s probably the last word anyone wants to hear while swimming in the warm blue sea. But most sharks aren’t at all what people expect. In fact, those who think all sharks are giant, man-eating killers are in for a surprise! The compelling narrative, colorful illustrations, and captivating facts in SURPRISING SHARKS reveal that sharks come in all shapes and sizes - and probably should be more afraid of humans than we are of them.
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If you thought great whites were the most menacing of the bunch, wait until you see these guys. Begin Slideshow. Goblin Shark The goblin shark looks like a rejected prototype of what a shark was supposed to be, but its appearance is hardly the scariest thing about it. Goblin sharks are among the few animals in the world that can actually reach with their mouths. That's right, it can catapult its jaws forward and catch prey from a distance!
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Do you ever get hit with that sudden feeling of dread during a perfectly pleasant paddle in the ocean? If so, your fears are not unfounded. To date, we've explored less than five per cent of the ocean, and considering it covers more than 70 per cent of our planet, this notion alone is unnerving. What we do know is that the sea is home to all manner of terrifying creatures, has the power to decimate entire cities with its force, and is so deep and dark we can hardly even see what's under there. This trepidation in its most extreme form even has a name: thalassophobia - a condition classified as having an intense and persistent fear of the ocean.