Shark Attack

Little Ray & Shark Patch Things Up

Empower kids with facts about rays, sharks and shark attacks. "Little Ray & Shark Patch Things Up" pulls kids from screens and gets everyone celebrating these fish relatives.

Rays and sharks are in the same family. These shark family members come together in a children's book shark attack that ends in delight. Kids read it over and over.

Sharks are not mindless eating machines. When sharks are caught, their pilot fish friends follow the fishing vessels for weeks. Readers of this story also become shark friends.

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Arriving sharks are visible. Sightings allow swimmers to exit the water. Little Ray and a shark work together to get stranded boaters to shore. Natural enemies can coexist.

Problems with a few animals get blown out of proportion. One shark attack can lead to many revenge killings. Millions of sharks die for the ten or so people they kill yearly.

Size and speed reign supreme in battles. Sharks are the largest predatory fish. Mass puts greater power behind their jaws. They can weigh ten times more than an adult person.

Shark Attack Reading Fun

Most shark attack fallout is not fun reading. Fortunately, it prompts people to swim at guarded beaches and stay out of the water at dawn, dusk or night. Little Ray's story ends well.

The boat has a hole in it, the engine is dead and a circling shark hasn't eaten. It takes true grit for a family to tame fears, fix this mess and build friendships. Look for the book here.

Little Ray's shark encounter turns fear to fascination. Few fish are as feared. No other fish gets a week of celebration. So, what put this power-house commander under assault?

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Fear

Shark bait means someone is unsafe. Little Ray and his friends are at risk in Little Ray & Shark Patch Things Up. Shark did not abandon ship after making a hole in it.

Little Ray worried that he caused the shark encounter by making waves around the boat. He had been entertaining the boating family with his flips and bends and turns.

Erratic, splashing motions attract sharks. People may get sampled out of curiosity. It is wise to stay in shallow, clear waters near shore. Movement in murky water is risky.

Boaters often step out of their crafts to enter the water. Far from shore, the ocean is a place of danger. Sharks lurking under the waves are natural swimmers.

Sharks move. They migrate north in summer and south in winter. Reversing this schedule makes anyone terrified of bites less likely to meet up with sharks.

Boaters feel attractions to the physical health and wellbeing experienced while circulating within the aquatic world. They may develop close bonds with nature.

Comics, films, games, books, television shows and videos present sharks as crazed eating-machines. Sports teams use this namesake for powerful image and notable victories.

A child, who has never seen sharks, may feel no fear. A child, who has seen a film or a picture of a shark-caused death or injury, may not want to go near the ocean. Adults may avoid hot-spots.

Bites make headlines. People struggle against fears of prowling sharks. Tourism suffers. Guards rescue swimmers and waders near shore. Safeguarding surfers in deep wave spots is hard.

People should be frightened to learn that sharks and rays are endangered by overfishing, pollution and climate change. Many species already have disappeared.

Sharks rarely develop cancer. Their resistance gives hope for prevention or cure of the cancers plaguing people. Sharks and rays also have strong wound-fighting abilities.

Tooth replacement distinguishes these fish. Sharks replace tens of thousands of teeth in their lifetimes. Humans have the same genes, but replacement stops with the second set of teeth.

Teaches Children About Earning Respect

In Little Ray & Shark Patch Things Up, a stingray and a shark earn respect during a frenzied encounter. The boating family is not shark fishing in this V. R. Duin adventure.

A nearby, dark shadow in the water rarely gets scrutiny. Viewers in Little Ray’s shark adventure dash to safety. Sharks are inescapably present in many beach-goers' minds.

Facts and team-building can change sharks' woeful reputations. Transcript: “Join with the best and respect the rest. We never know how things will go.” (34 seconds)