Top positive review
Great way to introduce nonfiction to children
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2013
I just have to say that for the 3 star reviews on here - those people seem to not understand what they were buying. This book is presented as a nonfiction text, with "straightforward facts" about sharks, photographs, and is published by Scholastic REFERENCE. It was never intended to be a "usual Fly Guy Book". It is part of a new series supposed to help bridge kids from fiction to nonfiction texts by using a familiar fictional character to "host" the facts.
I think that this series will be excellent for children who love Fly Guy to expand their interests into informational books which are important to read. After all, informational texts are what kids need to be able to comprehend more and more the older they get. (How many fiction books were required reading in college?) This book does exactly what it is intended to do - entices children to read nonfiction by putting a popular fictional character on the cover.