A Shiver of Sharks
By Little Bahalia Publishing
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Enjoy this awesome, award-winning SEA-quel to "A Troop is a Group of Monkeys" by Julie Hedlund. With colorful illustrations that swim and squirt and swarm their prey, this app will delight young readers who won't even know it's really a book about vocabulary.
AWARDED THE QED SEAL OF APPROVAL!
This title has received a QED seal for quality in eBook design. It can be read easily on screens both large and small.
WINNER! BEST DIGITAL COVER DESIGN 2013
Digital Book World, New York City
The sequel to "A Troop is a Group of Monkeys," the app that The Guardian ranked among the "Best 50 Apps for Kids" for 2013!
**** "A terrific way to inspire close thinking about how we name things and the power of words. How perfect are collective nouns like a screech of gulls or a scoop of pelicans? (Pretty darn perfect.) Fun facts, intriguing words, and beautiful art combine for an enchanting learning experience."
— Laura Purdie Salas, author of A LEAF CAN BE..., WATER CAN BE..., and BOOKSPEAK! POEMS ABOUT BOOKS
"A Shiver of Sharks" is the delightful ocean SEA-quel to the critically-acclaimed app "A Troop is a Group of Monkeys" by Julie Hedlund. This interactive book for kids introduces some of the fun plural nouns for ocean animals. You already know about a "school of fish," but how about a "cast of crabs" and a "battery of barracudas"? This rhyming story, written by Julie Hedlund and illustrated by Pamela Baron, is fun to read and play with. Featuring original singalong music by Tim McCanna. Arr, ahoy mateys! "A Shiver of Sharks" has just floated onto the App Store shores!
Each of the animal groups comes to life on the screen and invites young readers to enjoy interactive play while reinforcing the vocabulary words on each page. The pelicans scoop their mighty beaks into the water for fish, and the gorgeous jellyfish dance and change color under your fingers.
Be a good ocean visitor! Readers can help the swordfish avoid a harpoon, protect the animals' habitat by cleaning up the sea floor, and more.
This story is tied to Common Core standards and includes information for teachers and parents on how to enhance a reader's comprehension with reading strategies and activity ideas.
PRAISE FOR "A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS"
** "Troop is a wonderful app - lively, fun, and (shhhh) educational!"
— Linda Arms White, Christopher Award-Winning Author of "I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote"
** "A Troop Is a Group of Monkeys is SO much fun! Not only is it well written — but the interaction actually made me BURST out laughing at a couple of points! It's charming, adorable, and definitely my newest favorite!"
— Katie Davis, award-winning author/illustrator and host of the #1 children's literature podcast Brain Burps About Books
Great interactive app
Like A Troop is a Group of Monkeys which we tried first, this is a fun interactive app. It's another great app to learn about different types of animal groups which many kids will find interesting. I even learned a lot :) One of my favorite things is that every page has interactive objects and animations. Kids love finding everything to touch.
Kids will be fascinated!
Julie has done a fabulous job again, this time, exploring the ocean and its creatures. With the able skills and creativity of Tim McCanna and Illustrator Pamela Baron, this picture book app will have kids interacting with the sea creatures over and over again, learning their habits, their names, and a way to protect their environment. I highly recommend it!
There is lots of fun vocabulary in this book which makes it highly entertaining to read aloud. I love the animals that were highlighted too-- barracudas! Jellyfish! Flamingos! Who knew that a group of jellyfish is called a smack? I didn't and I worked at zoo for two years that had a whole exhibit of jellies! Great app accompanied by an awesome theme song!