One day a scuba diver was exploring the waters off the coast of Florida. Suddenly a dark shadow appeared behind him. She turned and saw that she was being followed by a giant barracuda . . . ."" If sudden terror can cause an instant sex change, okay; otherwise this is a blatant example of sloppy editing, especially as it occurs in the opening sentences of the book. And if Stahl's one-color pictures and wise's descriptions of dreaded sharks, skates, squid, etc.--even including the gentle dolphin among his ""monsters""--avoid further obvious blunders, they convey the same impression of general indifference.