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Macmillan Children's Book

If Sharks Disappeared

If Animals Disappeared

Author: Lily Williams

If Sharks Disappeared

If Sharks Disappeared


About This Book

What would happen if sharks disappeared from the planet? Find out in this gorgeous, accessible nonfiction picture book that imagines the consequences of an ocean without sharks.
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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.

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Roaring Brook Press



In The News

*"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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If Sharks Disappeared

If Sharks Disappeared