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.
All in all, it’s a book that ought to leave many readers fascinated—and perhaps a little unsettled—by the diversity of sharks that exist beneath the waves. —Publishers Weekly
An inviting format to spark shark discussions. —Kirkus Reviews
These concrete poems about a selection of sharks will tickle the fins of many an aspiring marine biologist…The digital illustrations, glossy and brightly colored, are just cartoonish enough to dispel any fears young readers may have about the subject. —Booklist
Brown begins this playful and illuminating collection by taking a bite out of the most infamous of these ocean predators, the great white shark…This book offers an accessible and engaging appreciation of these fascinating creatures. Pair with Nicola Davies’s Surprising Sharks (rev. 1/04)…though maybe not at the beach. —The Horn Book