Smart About Sharks by Owen Davey
  

Smart About Sharks

Written by Owen Davey
Illustrated by Owen Davey

RRP £12.99

Synopsis

Smart About Sharks by Owen Davey

It's time to learn about the sea's most feared (and most misunderstood) residents: sharks!Owen Davey returns to nonfiction to explain the mysteries of those denizens of the deep. Some deadly, some not-so-deadly, and almost all just generally misunderstood. Exciting and detailed illustrations fill the page and educate young readers about these thrilling residents of the sea! Delivering information with the same whimsical text and brash illustration that saw his previous book win the affection of the Wall Street Journal, Smart About Sharks is sure to have teeth!Owen Davey is a freelance illustrator, living and working out of Leicester, United Kingdom. He graduated with a First Class BA in Illustration from Falmouth University. Davey's work has been published in every continent (except Antarctica), including picture books in the United Kingdom, America, Australia, Germany, France, Portugal, China, and Korea. He has worked for some impressive clients, including the New York Times, Microsoft, and Orange. This is his first book about sharks.

Reviews

It's an engaging and visually sophisticated addition to shark-lovers

.--Publishers Weekly This book's engaging informative content is rivaled only by its uncommonly sophisticated illustrations. [...] An all-around superior nonfiction resource.--Booklist I love children's books that are as delicious for kids as they are for adults, and Smart About Sharks is exactly that. With a sumptuous textured cloth cover, an appealing gray-tinted palette of earth tones playfully punctuated by pink, and a retro encyclopedic design, Smart is filled with fascinating bite-sized shark facts that were completely new to me.--BoingBoing A beautifully illustrated compendium of facts about sharks [...]--Creative Review Kids love sharks. Owen Davey's Smart About Sharks is going to jump off the shelves and demand to go home with these kids. What's not to love? There are great infographics giving out wild information (wait until you see all the different kinds of teeth found in sharks across the world), bright, brilliant artwork with a retro feel to it, and tons of facts about sharks, including a debunking of their status as maneaters: if you're on a surfboard, you look like a seal, and the book has the artwork to prove it.--Books For Kids The skillful assembly of geometric shapes and patterns captures the essence of [Davey's] carnivorous, cartilaginous subjects.--Science Friday Each page is perfectly balanced with educational facts intermixed with lively sharks that look as if they are swimming in and out of the pages. This well researched book will immerse all readers in fascinating facts about the most well-known predator of the seas.--OmniLibros I learned a great deal that I didn't know about sharks, and I think that a 7 or 8-year-old would have a great time with this book. [...] More importantly, this book is a great introduction to nonfiction reading for children.--The Cyberlibrarian PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS BY OWEN DAVEYOn Owen's previous book in the series, Mad About Monkeys, an ALSC Notable Children's BookTackling a topic as general as monkeys is a tall order for a picture book, but this one succeeds admirably. [...] Davey keeps things lively by relating specific traits of various monkey species [...] and these serve not only to pique readers

diversity. The design of the book is stellar, interweaving text and stylized

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About the Author

Owen Davey

Owen grew up near Brighton and recently graduated from University College Falmouth, gaining a First in Illustration. He describes his style as contemporary and nostalgic and likes to use a palette of warm, muted colours.

Foxly's Feast is his debut picture book, and it has already been ‘Highly Commended’ by the 2009 Macmillan Children’s Book Prize (This is a prize for illustration students, previously won by Sara Fanelli and Lucy Cousins).

He is an award-winning freelance illustrator, living & working in the UK. His work has been published in every continent (except Antarctica), with picture books published in the UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, China & South Korea.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Owen Davey
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Author's Website

owendavey.com/ABOUT-ME

Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st June 2016

ISBN

9781909263918


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