Dear Fish

Summary:

Peter Alan had such a great day at the beach, he invited the fish to come to visit him. When sea creatures great and small accept his invitation, life gets very interesting!


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story has lots of action (both in illustration and word choice) to keep readers attentive and/or interacting with the book. Some pages speak for themselves, without words, letting a child add his/her own story elements.

Content Awareness Factors:

None, really. Some people may find the dark colors not to their taste.


Little Kid Reaction

Our preschooler loved the story. The illustrations gave her a chance to identify and recognize lots of the sea creatures she has read about in other books.

Parent Reaction

Dad didn't like this one as much as Mom did. The story has some great humor. The creativity in giving new roles to some of the ocean creatures was wonderful.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book fantasy.
Educational Themes:

The story is about the joy of letting your imagination take over. There is plenty of ways to continue this story, from "what would you do if an X came home" to crafting an invitation that invites other flora or fauna home to write a story about what would happen.

Reading Level:
4.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 4-1/2 year old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. Be prepared to renew it! This is a fun summer book.

Title Dear Fish
Author Chris Gall
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers © 2006
Illustrators Chris Gall
ISBN 0316058475
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Adventure, Fantasy
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