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FABULOUS FISHES by Susan Stockdale


by Susan Stockdale & illustrated by Susan Stockdale

Age Range: 2 - 6

Pub Date: March 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-566145-429-7
Publisher: Peachtree

Fish of all sorts—tropical and freshwater, smooth and spiky, large and small, schooled and solitary, easy-to-spot and camouflaged—dive and swim through this likable, resonant rhyme that emphasizes outstanding features of each species. (“Round fish, / clownfish, / fish that like to hide. / Striped fish, / spiked fish, / fish that leap and glide.”) Youngsters will tap their toes to the rhythm as they are simultaneously presented with a great variety of fish and tickled by the unexpected aspects and behavioral characteristics of each type (“fish that flash their lights,” “fish with tails curled tight,” “fish that hitch a ride,” “fish that ride the tide”). Bold, graphic illustrations rendered in colorful acrylic portray each fish realistically. Each picture also contains relevant visual details from that particular fish’s immediate environment. An excellent teaching tool and an appealing introduction to the wide world of fish. Includes an informative note for easy identification of each species pictured, as well as a brief bibliography for beginning researchers. (Picture book. 2-6)