Science Comics: Sharks
By Joe Flood
Review by Stephanie Cooke
When I got the chance to review Science Comics: Sharks, I jumped at the opportunity. I always want to learn more about them, especially when it comes to having discussions with people who are afraid of sharks. Being armed with knowledge is the best way to conquer fear of something… at least when it comes to things that actually exist.
Science Comics is a series of comics that features interesting subjects for people of any age to check out. The comics are a great way of integrating a lot of information onto a single page or two, with the illustrations helping to guide what the narrator is trying to convey. Plus, the images help younger readers (or those with a shorter attention span) really take in what’s being presented. You follow an informational story that’s interesting and engaging. For other readers, it makes it easier to digest the parts of the book that are a bit more advanced in language and complexity.
I was thoroughly captivated the entire time I was going through the book. It was easy enough to get through time-wise, but it had a lot of stuff that I wanted to go back to and read in more detail. In addition to the information being presented (in comic form), you’re also given cool shark “family trees” and diagrams that show their evolution over the years. Different classifications and terminology are also shown and taught as well as things like threats to sharks and some of the ways that they are vital to the ecosystem and the ocean.
The art is great. The information is top notch. The presentation was fantastic and I can’t recommend Science Comics: Sharks more.
Buy it! Science Comics: Sharks is the perfect addition for the future marine biologist in your family or even for someone who’s just interested in sharks. Even if you’re only maybe casually interested, this book makes learning about sharks interesting and easy to digest as opposed to trying to read something dense and daunting like an encyclopedia. Check it out!