Thursday, June 28, 2018

Swimming With Sharks by Heather Lang

The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark

Follow Your Desires And Dreams

- A Brave and Inquisitive Lady -

Eugenie Clark was well ahead of her time by desiring to enter a profession that was basically not for women.

At an early age, she was mesmerized by sharks and loved to learn about them. Though her dream was to become a scientist and explore the ocean, she was encouraged to choose a profession that would be a bit more appropriate and attainable. However, her heart was set on college where she would be able to gain the credentials she needed to research sharks. So that's where she headed.

The book highlights many of Eugenie's accomplishments. Some might consider one of her biggest accomplishments to be the fact that she proved sharks are intelligent and misunderstood.

My Thoughts

What Concerned Me:  I realize a picture book has word limitations, but I wish there would have been a short timeline at the back of the book listing more of her accomplishments.

What I Liked Most: The author's note and information about sharks at the back of the book might help to encourage readers to learn more about Eugenie Clark. I especially liked the photos of Dr. Clark on the last page.

Author: Heather Lang


Illustrator: Jordi Solano

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (December 2016)

Approx. Words: 1044
Ages: 4 - 8
Pages: 32

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