Smart About Sharks by Owen Davey (Walker Books) HB RRP $27.99
Reviewed by Ashling Kwok
Get ready to learn everything you ever wanted to know about the fascinating world of sharks in this beautifully illustrated compendium.
Smart About Sharks is overflowing with detailed information and fascinating facts that will answer every question you ever had about the most feared and misunderstood creatures of the sea.
Did you know that sharks can detect electrical currents from other creatures? Or that the average shark has 40 to 45 teeth? These are just some of the amazing facts featured in this wonderful book.
Smart About Sharks covers topics such as what sharks eat and how they hunt. It also takes a look at the more unusual species of shark including the carpet shark, frill shark and pyjama shark, and features a scaled diagram that compares the sizes of different sharks.
This book is the brainchild of talented, award winning illustrator Owen Davey, who has managed to create an incredibly informative reference book that is also a pleasure to read. It is his second book devoted to a single animal. Last year he released the popular Mad About Monkeys, an illustrated guide to the world’s 250 species of monkey.
Smart About Sharks is perfect for readers of all ages. It is a beautifully designed book and will be a fabulous addition to any library.