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THE LITTLE RED FISH by Taeeun Yoo

THE LITTLE RED FISH

By Taeeun Yoo (Author) , Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 & up

Pub Date: March 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-8037-3145-0
Publisher: Dial

Amazing things can happen in libraries. JeJe’s grandfather is a librarian, and one day he invites JeJe to join him at the old library in the forest where he works. JeJe brings along his friend the little red fish. For awhile, JeJe explores the rooms of books, but soon falls asleep on the floor with the fish bowl atop an open book. When JeJe awakens, the library is dark and, as he begins to read one of the books to his fish, he discovers the fish has disappeared! Searching everywhere, JeJe glimpses a red fish tail vanish into an old book. “Something magical” happens when JeJe opens the book and falls into the page in pursuit of his fish. Delicate, dusky sepia etchings capture the mysterious atmosphere of the old library, and the repetitive use of red for JeJe’s fish proves an attractive lure for the eye. Was JeJe’s adventure a dream or was he just lost in the pages of a book? The pictures are worth a thousand words in this fantastical tale. (Picture book. 4+)