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Sharks Chomp and Come in All Sizes in This Beautiful Picture Book for Young Readers

Updated on April 15, 2019
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Sharks, Sharks, and More Sharks

Sharks come in all sizes and colors.  Read along with simple text to learn about these fascinating sea creature.
Sharks come in all sizes and colors. Read along with simple text to learn about these fascinating sea creature. | Source

Sharks in All Varieties Are Fascinating Sea Creatures

Michael Paul's CHOMP A Shark Romp is a beautiful and simply written picture book for young readers to learn fascinating facts about these beautiful sea creatures. Sharks come in all sizes and colors. They eat a variety of objects. They might even eat metal! Their eating habits should influence people to clean the ocean of trash that sharks might accidentally eat. The tiger shark is described as a shark that will eat anything. Sharks can live in groups or alone. They come in a variety of colors. Some live close to the surface of the ocean. Some live closer to the bottom of the ocean. Some sharks can even glow! All of these fascinating facts plus more are included in the simple text in CHOMP A Shark Romp.

Paul also encourages people to visit these sea creatures in an aquarium. Aquariums around the country are a great place to visit a shark up close and personal.

The bold and bright illustrations of CHOMP A Shark Romp will engage young readers in the book. Come along and read to experience an adventure with learning about these fascinating sea creatures.

CHOMP A Shark Romp was published by Crown Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin/Random House. It is recommended for ages 3-8 and has an ISBN of 978-1-5427-6702-0.

Beautiful and Colorful Engaging Illustrations


Sharks in the Classroom

I used picture books in my early childhood classroom to introduce a variety of subjects. Picture books that are simple to read and have bright and colorful illustrations are the perfect tool to introduce any subject to young children. Michael Paul's CHOMP A Shark Romp is a great choice to introduce young children to the ocean with all of its fascinating sea creatures. The ocean is always a part of an early childhood curriculum. Come along with CHOMP to learn fascinating facts about sharks.

*Read CHOMP A Shark Romp in a story time session. Call attention to all of the varieties, sizes, and colors of sharks. Call attention to the variety of body shapes.

*Call attention to the fact that sharks can live in groups or alone. Call attention to the fact that sharks can live in cold or warm water.

*Have a globe available for children to locate our oceans.

*Call attention to the illustration of the tiger shark that might eat the car license plate as he swims by. A discussion of the importance of cleaning our oceans of trash that could hurt or kill sharks can be opened after seeing this illustrations.

*Call attention to the Greenland shark and locate the ocean on the globe where this shark lives.

*Call attention to the illustration of the great hammerhead shark and the fact that this shark lives in warmer waters. Locate the oceans on the globe where oceans have warmer water.

*Call attention to the illustrations of other sea creatures that the sharks eat. Enhance your lessons about sharks with fun activities about the other sea creatures that are illustrated in CHOMP.

*What does the ocean taste like? Enhance the reading experience with a science experience. Fill one bowl with fresh water and another bowl that has salt. Children can experience the "taste" of the ocean by tasting the bowl of salt water. Ensure that the children do not swallow a large of amount of the salt water.

*Prepare a classification activity for children to classify the sharks in a variety of ways. Sharks can be classified by body shape, eating habits, ocean environment temperature, fierce vs. harmless, and even colors.

*Prepare a lesson about trash in the ocean. Bring in examples of metal, plastics, and small bottles or containers that often end up in the ocean. Engage the children in a recycling project to sort these items for recycling so that these items do not end up in our oceans someday.

*Plan a trip to an aquarium if your community has one. Take a class poll of the number of children who might have visited an aquarium. Call attention to the illustration of the aquarium in CHOMP.

*Take a fun class poll of how many children would like to encounter a shark?

© 2019 Cindy Hewitt


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