Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Swimming with Sharks by Heather Lang....Review & Giveaway!

I have a great children's book to share with you today.  Swimming With Sharks:  The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark by Heather Lang is the perfect summer read to share with your kiddos.  Here is the scoop....

Before Eugenie Clark’s groundbreaking research, most people thought sharks were vicious, blood-thirsty killers. From the first time she saw a shark in an aquarium, Japanese-American Eugenie was enthralled. Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines, she saw sleek, graceful fish gliding through the water. After she became a scientist—an unexpected career path for a woman in the 1940s—she began taking research dives and training sharks, earning her the nickname “The Shark Lady.”

Our Thoughts:  This book was an immediate hit with my 7 year old daughter.  Like most children, she is fascinated by sharks so as soon as she saw the cover and heard the title she couldn't wait to read it.  Each page takes you along on Eugenie's journey from a young girl intrigued by sharks, to becoming a college student tackling any science class she could find, to becoming a respected scientist who became one of the most respected fish scientists of all time, discovering important facts about the misunderstood shark.  The accompanying illustrations by Jordi Solano, are wonderful, depicting the deep waters and mysterious deep. 

As a mother, I really appreciated a focus on a powerful woman who helped pave the way for many young girls who aspired to be "more".  Not only did my daughter learn more about the sharks she loves but she also learned that like, Eugenie Clark, girls can do anything they set their mind to. 

You can purchase this book at your local bookstore or directly from the Albert Whitman website HERE.

Win It:  I am so excited to tell you that the publisher, Albert Whitman, is giving TWO lucky Reviewed by Mom followers a copy of Swimming With Sharks by Heather Lang.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and good luck!

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79 comments:

John Smith said...

Even though the sharks are scary, that cover is really gorgeous!

slb3334 said...

my nephew would love this.

Leslie said...

My friend's daughter. :)

kellyr78 said...

I am trying to win this for my daughter.

Nicole Lancaster said...

I am trying to win Swimming With Sharks by Heather Lang for niece who is really into Marine Biology,

Rachel Grover said...

I'm trying to win this for my 5 year old son:)
he loves sharks and hes been really into books lately

Katrina Brockavich said...

I want this book for my kids, especially my 2 boys who love sharks!

David B said...

Its for my niece

aperry said...

I would love to win this book for my son.

Em Mahr said...

I'd love to win this book for my son

Jessica Rickman said...

We live by the ocean so all three of my kids love any and everything to do with the sea!

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to win for my great nephew if he doesn't get too scared by hearing it read to him :)

Audra said...

I would love to win for my daughter

Isaiahsmom said...

I would love this for my nephew. He is really into sharks right now.

Christine M said...

Trying to win for my son who just discovered a love of reading!

Stephanie said...

I would love to win this for my best friends daughter. She would love this!

Cortney Scott said...

Trying to win this for myself I'm an animal enthusiast!

wen budro said...

I am trying to win this for my kids. Sharks are pretty cool to them.

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Brandi Swanson said...

both of my children would love this book!

jill190 said...

I am trying to win the Shark book for my bookworm granddaughter.

DiHamel said...

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Cynthia Schmied said...

My grandson Dominic absolutely loves anything to do with sharks. He wears a shark's tooth necklace everyday.

amber whitehead said...

I would like to win for my classroom library.

Leela said...

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Trixie said...

Trying to win for my daughter! She is obsessed with sharks and wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up.

Donna Graham said...

My grandson would love this. He is currently reading another shark book and wants to make a diorama about it.

kim miller said...

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Julie Waldron said...

This would be for my daughters.

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Darlene said...

This book would be for my 8 year old granddaughter

Susan Smoaks said...

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crystle tellerday said...

my friends sons

Melissa C said...

My son loves sharks he'd love this fun book

Ronda said...

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Marilyn said...

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Dawn Ballo said...

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Daniel M said...

for my nephew

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I would love to win this book for my kiddos! I have three under 8 and we love having storytime. :)

MaryAnn said...

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Rhonda Fuller said...

I want this for my grandson , Sebastian

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Nicole C. said...

I am trying to win this for my niece.

Sandy said...

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Gabrielly Margutti said...

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One Woman Juggler Dawn said...

I work with Birth to Three Year olds and their teen parents so I will use the book on home visits with them!!!

amanda whitley said...

i am trying to win this for my son because he is obsessed with sharks.

Janice Crespo said...

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Lisa Pecora said...

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Elizabeth Brooks said...

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Kristin C said...

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Feisty Fox said...

I'm trying to win for my son. He love sharks so I think he'd really enjoy this book.

desitheblonde said...

the book woulld be for my grand son and then his cousin

Philip Lawrence said...

I am trying to win for my grandchild since he loves to read about sharks.

Kathy Pease said...

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mscoffee77 said...

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Clair Freebie said...

I think my daughter would really like this book!

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Kendall W. said...

I would love to win this for my 4 year old son!

Kem Crosswhite said...

my boys would love this!! they are 3 and 5 :)

chickie717 said...

I would like to win this for a child in my neighborhood.

Chelsea Santone said...

Looks like a great book!I'd love to read it to my son.

Jennifer Q. said...

Looks like a great book. My niece would enjoy it!

Stacy said...

I want to win for the kids at the library as I will donate the book.

Richard Brandt said...

I'm winning this one for the twins!

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Kayla Klontz said...

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Sand said...

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