Nicola Davies, a zoologist and author of such books as WILD ABOUT
DOLPHINS, ONE TINY TURTLE, and BAT LOVES THE NIGHT, has a special
love of the sea. She has seen basking sharks off the coast of
England and once came face to face with a shark while she was
snorkeling - a baby spotted dogfish about the size of a sardine.
Since sharks have been on Earth a lot longer than humans, she feels
they deserve our respect and protection. She lives in Somerset,
James Croft has always enjoyed drawing sharks and finds that their teeth, speed, and the sense of danger they evoke fuel his imagination like no other creature. The illustrator of numerous books for children, including the Brand New Readers MOUSE HAS FUN and MOUSE GOES OUT by Phyllis Root, James Croft lives and works in London.
"Everything works in this book--the informative yet humorous writing, the not-too-scary illustrations, and a superb layout that employs multisized text and bright color backgrounds to great effect."