TEN LITTLE FISH by Audrey Wood

TEN LITTLE FISH

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Age Range: 3 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

This charming, colorful counting tale of ten little fish runs full-circle. Although the light verse opens and closes with ten fish swimming in a line, page-by-page the line grows shorter as the number of fish diminishes one-by-one. One fish dives down, one gets lost, one hides, and another takes a nap until a single fish remains. Then along comes another fish to form a couple and suddenly a new family of little fish emerges to begin all over. Slick, digitally-created images of brilliant marine flora and fauna give an illusion of underwater depth and silence enhancing the verse’s numerical and theatrical progression. The holistic story bubbles with life’s endless cycle. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-439-63569-1
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Blue Sky/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2004




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