Sharks at Your Service

Most humans are either scared or enthralled by these creatures of the sea. SHARKS AT YOUR SERVICE uses the voice of a child to convince readers that sharks need protection from people out to destroy their species. It’s a fascinating look through pictures and words.

Young Marina heads to the aquarium with her dad and is captivated by the sharks. She gets to touch their skin and listen to a presentation by shark photographer, Jeff Rotman. By the end of the day she has created a list of ways to protect sharks.

The images of these ocean dwellers are stunning. You’ll see Great Whites, Caribbean Reef Shark, Basking Shark, Angel Sharks, and many more. There are also illustrations as Marina’s imagination takes over. The combination is an engaging way to learn about sharks. You’ll be flipping back and forth among the 40+ pages many times over.

A perfect selection for home and at school.

I’ve also been alerted of a special event surrounding the book:

On August 5th Tumbleocity program is taking a deep dive into their world and you are invited to come along.

Maine author Mary Cerullo will talk about her new book, Sharks At Your Service, which uncovers all the important work sharks do in the ocean. World renowned shark photographer, Jeff Rotman, will share his breathtaking photos and be available for Q&A. 

Everyone is welcome! 


Audience: for ages 7+
Date: August 5, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Register: by August 3rd: 


Mary M. Cerullo describes herself as a science interpreter, using her skills as a teacher and
a writer to make research understandable to non-scientists. This career has allowed her curiosity to take her in many different directions as she learns about the ocean. Doing the research for her books has led to a few adventures of her own: swimming with 10 Caribbean reef sharks, lounging with stingrays in Stingray City, diving on a sunken ship, visiting a volcano, and spending a week immersed with bottlenose dolphins. Mary is the author of 23 children’s books, fromphytoplankton to giant squid.

Jeffrey L. Rotman is one of the world’s leading underwater photographers. Diving and shooting in nearly every ocean and sea in the world, this Boston native combines an artist’s eye with a naturalist’s knowledge of his subjects. Jeff’s work has appeared in numerous popular magazines worldwide and in books for both children and adults. He was named BBC Underwater Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and he won the National Press Photographers Award for Science Pictures of the Year twice.


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3 Responses to Sharks at Your Service

  1. Completely Full Bookshelf says:

    This sounds like an excellent read and a great way to learn about sharks and how to protect them! I love that the book is comprised of real photographs. Thanks so much for the great review!

  2. I know that sharks play a special role in maintaining a balance in the ecosystem, but I’m still not fond of them. With the focus on sharks on TV right now, I wondered if you’d be sharing something. This sounds like an important book for those who love sharks. The photographs look stunning!

  3. This looks like a terrific book with some beautiful photos. I will check it out. Thanks for the link to the Zoom program. I’ll try to get to it.

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