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Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks

By Skila Brown
Illustrated by Bob Kolar

Fourteen shark species, from the utterly terrifying to the surprisingly docile, glide through the pages of this vibrantly illustrated, poetic picture book.

From the enormous whale shark to the legendary great white to the enigmatic goblin shark to the small cookie-cutter shark, Slickety Quick is a delightful frenzy of shark mayhem. Mysterious species such as the camouflaged wobbegong and the elusive frilled shark share the waters with better-known blue and nurse sharks, each commemorated in a poem by Skila Brown and illustrated by Bob Kolar. Sneaky shark facts ripple through each spread to further inform the brave and curious young reader intrigued by the power — and danger — of these amazing creatures.

  • A fun and visually stunning book about sharks the perfect way to introduce boys to poetry.
  • With a variety of poetic forms, shark species, and facts and figures there is something here to please kids and teachers alike.
  • Slickety Quick was the award-winning submission for the VCMFA scholarship.

About the author

Skila Brown is the author of the young adult novels Caminar, a School Library Journal Top 10 Latino Book of 2014, and To Stay Alive. Slickety Quick is her picture-book debut. Skila Brown lives in Indiana.

About the illustrator

Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of Big Kicks. He has illustrated numerous books for young readers, including AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First and AlphaOops! H Is for Halloween, both by Alethea Kontis, and Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis. Bob Kolar lives in Missouri.

ISBN: 9780763665432
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Dimensions: 279 x 229mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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