Best Way to Learn About Sharks? BUILD ONE!

By Silver Dolphin Books on August 7, 2013

buildsharkAs Shark Week continues, both parents and their kids are learning more and more about these majestic creatures eat, swim and hunt. But as we all know, the best way for kids to really understand how things work is to have a hands on interaction.

No, we’re not suggesting going off and petting a Great White Shark… but what about building one?

The latest title in our Build It series, Build the Sharklets kids do just that – build their very own 2 1/2 foot Great White! Best for kids 6 and up, this 32-page book and model set has tons of great illustrations and amazing facts about our big fishy friend. Your kids will learn more about how the shark’s body works as they put it together, piece by piece.

And one lucky Silver Dolphin Books parent will win their very own copy!

Just tell us ONE cool fact about sharks in the comments below, and we will pick a winner at random on Monday August 12th to receive a copy of this new book.

If you are looking for some fun facts – check out our Silver Dolphin Books Facebook page. We’re going to be posting fun facts all week!

*Contest open to US residents only, ages 18 and older. One entry per email address. Deadline to enter is Monday August 12, 2013 at 12 noon. Winner will be notified via email within 24-hours. 


  1. cathy o August 8, 2013 Reply

    But humans do pose a danger to sharks! Fishermen kill an estimated 30 million to 100 million sharks every year. About 75 shark species are in danger of becoming extinct.

  2. Mia Dentice Carey August 8, 2013 Reply

    Sharks’ sightlines span nearly 360 degrees. They have only two blind spots: one in front of the snout and the other directly behind the head…..

  3. Maria H. August 8, 2013 Reply

    When a shark is breaching it can use a short burst that let’s it go to a speed of 20 mph when trying to catch a seal or any other prey!

  4. leah wall August 8, 2013 Reply

    Sharks’ bodies are heavier than the sea, so if they stop moving they sink.

  5. Gloria Wilson August 8, 2013 Reply

    Sharks actually have rows of teeth, and the teeth fall out every week or so and are replaced quickly by the next row. Way to save on dentist bills.

  6. Adella Gonzalez August 8, 2013 Reply

    They have six senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing and electroreception….
    “Electroreception: an acute sensitivity to electrical fields. Sharks receive tiny electrical signals from their environment via a series of pores peppered over the head, looking like a bad case of 5-O’clock shadow. These pores are distributed in discrete patterns, varying somewhat among elasmobranch species. In the White Shark, there is a pair of elongate clusters on top of the head above the eyes, another pair of V-shaped clusters surrounding the nostrils underneath the snout, a sausage-shaped cluster under each eye, and an oval cluster extending along each side of the chin.”

    So interesting. I had to post this one!

  7. Twila August 11, 2013 Reply

    The swell shark in New Zealand barks like a dog

  8. Jeff August 11, 2013 Reply

    sharks cannot eat puffer fish

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