This is an amazing concept in Children’s books!
Make and Move: Shark by Jen Green ($19.95; Ages 5 and up)
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published June 21st 2016 by Silver Dolphin Books (first published April 12th 2016)
Get an up-close look at a shark’s body systems in Make and Move: Shark. This illustrated learning guide presents basic facts about shark anatomy in an easily accessible format, with colorful illustrations, simple explanations, and a large 20-piece floor puzzle with hinged joints. As readers learn about various types of sharks and how their bodies enable them to survive in Get an up-close look at a shark’s body systems in Make and Move: Shark. This illustrated learning guide presents basic facts about shark anatomy in an easily accessible format, with colorful illustrations, simple explanations, and a large 20-piece floor puzzle with hinged joints. As readers learn about various types of sharks and how their bodies enable them to survive in the depths of the ocean, the puzzle is assembled layer by layer, providing a complete overview of how sharks have come to rule the world beneath the waves.
This is more of an educational toy than a book! The beautifully colorful illustrations shows the Shark’s body inside and outside.
The story begins with the pre-historic shark, then continues with summarized data on whatever the child would like to know about Sharks. The author describes the Shark’s anatomy in a way anyone can relate to. It, also, discusses different types of Sharks…Did you know the Manta Ray is a shark? There are Sharks which can camouflage themselves! Where do the different types of Sharks dwell? What benefit is their individual tails and fins to them? What senses does a Shark have? How do they eat, breathe and function?
All these questions and more are answered in this remarkable “book”! It ends with an impressive glossary, but that is not all! The child can actually assemble a small prototype of the Shark’s anatomy by fitting the interlocking pieces together!
A additional Guidebook can be purchased to complement and aid in this “puzzle”.
This definitely rates Five Stars!
*This book was a gift to me. In no way was I told to post a positive review. This is my honest review!
About the Author per Amazon:
Dr Jen Green is a writer and editor mainly specializing in geography, history, nature / environment and social issues. She also writes on science, human body, survival, art and artists. She has written over 250 published books, mostly for children aged 5-15 but also for adults. Jen received her doctorate from the University of Sussex in 1982. She worked in publishing for 15 years, as an editor and later editorial manager (1981-1996) and has since worked full-time as a writer and editor. Her book ‘Your Feelings: I’m Special’ was short-listed for the NASEN Special Needs Award.