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National Geographic Children's Books, Fall 2019

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Sharks vs. Sloths
By (author): Julie Beer
9781426335235 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 6 - 9, Grade (US) from 1 - 4 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life Sep 10, 2019
$23.99 CAD
Active 8.75 x 10.37 x 0.4 in 64 pages National Geographic Children's Books
In one corner, swinging in ever so slowly, is the chillest dude himself: Sloth! And making a splash in the other corner is Shark, ready to sink her teeth into this competition! Get ready to rumble in this latest installment of the funny face-off series!

These two amazing animals bring their A game to this closely matched competition. At first glance, they might seem too different to duke it out, but wait—you’re in for a surprise! Readers have a ringside seat to view as they battle it out in 22 kooky and quirky categories, like Coolest Hangout, Weirdest Relatives, Best Smile, Biggest Appetite, and so much more. It’s up to you to follow the action and decide who’s the ultimate winner! A final spread devoted solely to conservation helps further National Geographic’s core mission to save the planet. One thing we know for sure: You’ll be a shark and sloth expert by the end of this epic showdown!

Series Overview: With loads of humor and charm, two popular animals go head-to-head in an ultimate battle of awesomeness. By the end of the book, readers gain expertise on both animals and are ready for another round.

MORE THAN A PICTURE BOOK: With lots of great pictures, fascinating facts, and profiles of both animals, this book expands the age range of cute picture books.


POPULAR ANIMALS: Sharks and sloths are trendy. The perfect matchup.

SECOND IN A PROMISING NEW SERIES: There will be more quirky animal face-offs to come!

MILLENNIAL MOMS AND HIPSTER PARENTS APPEAL: The sleek retro design and tongue-in-cheek concept will appeal to a new generation.

GREAT GIFT BOOK with jacketed hardcover and festive flair.


Julie Beer has been a writer, editor, and researcher in publishing and radio for more than 20 years. She is a regular contributor to National Geographic Kids books, including the popular Weird but True series, the Ultimate Explorer Field Guide series, and the This or That? series. Beer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Author Residence: San Francisco, California area


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