If Sharks Disappeared

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

*"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