Friday, July 26, 2013

One of my greatest fears is sharks, but while they completely terrify me, they also fascinate me and always have.  Being so petrified of sharks is probably completely irrational for me since Cincinnati is as far away from the beach as one could get, but none-the-less, I’m terrified of them.  Shark Week is to me like Fashion Week is for some fashion addicts, I just love learning about and watching sharks in action…yeah, I’m kind of a geek like that I guess.  Anyway, when I received a press release for a new book called Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark from TIME Home Entertainment, Inc and the Discovery Channel all about sharks, I just had to get my hands on a copy to check it out and I’m very glad that I did.


About Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark…

Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark—a book full of captivating photos and the coolest facts about the world’s most astonishing and feared creatures. Sharkopedia (Time Home Entertainment, Inc.; $19.95 US) is available at and wherever books are sold.
The book also includes an introduction and special contributions from shark expert and marine biologist Andy Dehart, a regular contributor to Discovery’s popular week-long TV event, Shark Week.

This 192 page full-color book includes over 400 vivid photos and offers a wealth of information about the nearly 500 species of sharks. Sharkopedia is the ultimate comprehensive resource for shark fans of all ages and explains everything there is to know about these amazing underwater predators.  Its chapters dive into areas such as:

· Shark Anatomy and Senses –Explore shark parts, skin, muscles, fins, gills, hearing, taste and touch.
· Feeding Habits – What’s the name of the shark that takes small, cookie shaped bites out of its prey?
· Record Breakers – Which shark can live over 200 years?
· Shark Behavior – Do sharks sleep?
· Shark Conservation – Rather than being afraid of sharks, people should be afraid for sharks, as their populations are seriously threatened. Scientists, legislators and advocates—people who love sharks—are working to protect sharks in many ways.

In addition, Sharkopedia is filled with information about some of the most infamous sharks, including the Great White, Bull and Tiger. Learn about the two fastest-swimming sharks, how some sharks get their teeth cleaned, and why tiger sharks are known as “garbage guts.” Readers will get a close-up look at what makes sharks the most fearsome hunters in the ocean, read about the Great White “Ring of Death,” and much more.

“New advances in technology have allowed scientists to learn a great deal about sharks and one thing is abundantly clear – sharks are not the mindless monsters of the deep that many thought them to be,” said Dehart. “Whether you are fascinated or frightened by sharks, Sharkopedia showcases these amazing animals and allows us to captivate audiences year round outside of the water.”


To be honest, I don’t do many book reviews, but this is one that I couldn’t pass up, it’s just too cool.  At one point or another all of the kids have had Sharkopedia in their hands and their reactions are all pretty much the same, “cool mom, look at this shark”, “I didn’t know there were that many sharks” and so on…it was a definite hit in our house.  Sharkopedia is full of interesting shark facts and amazing pictures of some of the most iconic sharks (the Great White obviously) but also of lesser known and even some that are fairly new to’s definitely worth checking out!  And if you have any shark fans at your house, then you definitely need to head out and pick up your copy of Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark, you won’t be sorry you did!

Disclosure:  I received the product mentioned above from the company or PR to aid my review, all opinions are 100% my own!

1 comment :

  1. Great review! I'm going to have to find this, my son is a huge shark fanatic!


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