If A Dolphin Were A Fish

Summary:

Delfina may be a bottlenose dolphin, but that doesn't stop her from wondering what it would be like to be different. What would she look like as a manatee? or a sea turtle?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is an engaging picture book that will get kids involved in the "what-ifs" and discerning information about life in the ocean.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

The kids loved the pictures of Delfina transformed to look like other animals.

Parent Reaction

This is a VERY CLEVER book. The illustrations are wonderful, clever, and fun to look at on their own. [We love the Hatteras Light!] What makes it particularly fun is that it reads like a story, but it throws LOTS of really good facts at you, too.

Type of Book:
This picture book draws on factual information about animals in/around the ocean to build a story about being yourself..
Educational Themes:

There is lots to do with this book: contrast and compare species, study marine habitat, and even going beyond the "facts" to talk about being yourself. Like all Sylvan Dell books, there are activities in the back to help you bring science to life.

Reading Level:
3.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Shared with a kindergarten class with twenty 5- and 6-year-olds.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a great book for young audiences, but sophisticated enough that a remedial reader (third and fourth grade) will find it a book of substance.

Title If a Dolphin Were a Fish
Author Loren Wlodarski
Publisher Arbordale Publishing © 2006
Illustrators Laurie Allen Klein
ISBN 9780976882329
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Nature, Self Worth
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