Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Diving with Sharks by Margaret Gurevich


Fans of Shark Week, Sharknado, and all things shark-related will want to sink their teeth into this exciting shark-infested chapter book. Join real-life cave divers, extreme photographers, and researchers as they brave thrilling undersea adventures! Kids who are familiar with the popular National Geographic Kids Chapters line are sure to be on the edge of their seats over these new totally true tales of adventure and survival.


National Geographic has created this chapters series that I have found absolutely fabulous.  Not only are they beautifully designed but wonderfully written.  And the stories in this particular volume are fascinating and compelling.  There are three stories included in this volume: several experiences of underwater photographer David Doubilet and his wife and partner, Jennifer Hayes; Rhian Walker's adventure diving down to study cold water coral, and Kenny Broad's adventures underwater cave diving to study blue holes.  Each section contains three chapters with each chapter highlighting an experience by one of the highlighted individuals. Each of these stories shows the dedication that each of these individuals shows to his/her chosen profession and the risks that they face along the way.  Sharks, darkness, rock avalanches underwater are all events shared in this book.  Students interested in animals or the scientists who study them are bound to find this book fascinating.  And the shortness of the book makes it a great choice for reluctant readers.

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