One thing that my children really enjoy is looking at books. So I was excited when I got the opportunity to review the new Sharkopedia book from the Discovery Channel. Since we will be visiting Florida next week I like that the boys and I have gotten the chance to sit down and look at this wonderful book. It allowed me to show the boys different kinds of sharks, their teeth, their habitats, and many other great things. Jake was worried at first that the book may scare the boys and not make them want to go in the water but I used it as a learning resource to teach the boys that sharks are not bad animals.
I grew up in Florida and have lots of memories of the beach's being closed when the sharks were close to shore. The sharks were not coming inland to attack anyone but were just looking for food and had no intentions of harming anyone. I think this is something that we need to teach our children because people have made all sharks out to be vicious animals when not all are. If we teach our children about the sharks habitats and feeding cycles it will be easier for them to understand these animals and how to respect them.
I think the Sharkopedia would make a great resource to add to anyone's library of books. It has so many great pictures and descriptions inside that really help teach you about all the different kinds of sharks. The book also touches on shark bites and what they think typically causes them. Sharks are unpredictable animals so know one really has all the answers just the knowledge we gain from watching and observing them.
If you would like to own your copy of Sharkopedia you can buy one for $19.99 from the DiscoveryStore.com .
You can come back here on August 2nd and enter to win a copy in my Back 2 School Bash 2 Giveaway Event.