Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Tick-Tock Sharks

Tick-Tock Sharks

Elizabeth Mills
Illustrator:  Delana Bettoli 
Novelty Board Book
For ages 4 to 6
Scholastic, 2005   ISBN: 978-0439723084

A new day is dawning under the sea, and sharks of all kinds are waking up and getting ready for a new day. At nine o’clock, Mako sharks arrive, dressed neatly, at school. At eleven o’clock, Thresher sharks begin playing in their band, tootling, piping, and drumming away.

With every passing hour, we see how a new and different kind of shark is spending its day. Hammerhead sharks, Horn sharks, Sand sharks, Blues, and Whitetips are all busy eating, playing, dancing, and learning.

In this amusing board book, children will get a chance to practice telling the time, and they will also see how many different kinds of sharks that there are. Incorporated into the cover of the book, there is a clock that has hands that can moved by turning an hour or a minute dial. This book is sure to be a hit with children who are fans of sharks and large ocean creatures,