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If Sharks Disappeared

If Sharks Disappeared

If Animals Disappeared

Lily Williams

Roaring Brook Press


A healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be
big, like a whale,
tiny, like a shrimp,
and even scary, like a shark.

Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are in danger of extinction, and that can cause big problems in the oceans and even on land.

What would happen if this continued and sharks disappeared completely?

Artist Lily Williams explores how the disappearance would affect other animals across the whole planet in this clever book about the importance of keeping sharks, and our oceans, healthy.

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Evanston IL Public Library Best Books of the Year

Praise for If Sharks Disappeared

*"A successful balancing act between heralding disaster and promoting change—an informative debut."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"While the future is impossible to predict, Williams presents a scientifically grounded view of a world without sharks that should spark discussion and inspire action in budding ecologists. A terrific addition to any school or public library."—School Library Journal, starred review

"A well-executed environmental primer that will leave readers considering the interconnectivity of the planet and its inhabitants."—Publishers Weekly


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Lily Williams

Lily Williams grew up in Northern California. She received her B.F.A. with high distinction from California College of the Arts. Lily seeks to inspire change, engage audiences, and educate people of all ages with her artwork. Her work can be seen in film, books, and on the web. If Sharks Disappeared is her first children's book.

image of Lily Williamso
Paige Williams Photography

Roaring Brook Press

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