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Kids Fiction 1940
Rhyming Fishy Fun
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
This introduction to the fascinating differences in underwater life draws listeners (and readers) in with lilting verse augmented with engaging, bright illustrations. Fish not only come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, but they can do amazing things, like shine lights, crawl up onto land, and burrow into sand. Although most of the book is a quick read, with just a few phrases per page, interested children can learn more about the different types in the author's afterword, which offers enough information to spark even more research. For example: a clownfish protects itself from the poison on sea anemone tentacles while hiding among them. How? It has a protective slime on its skin.

FABULOUS FISHES is a marvelous meld of pure enjoyment and intriguing facts. It would be perfect in a preschool setting, up through a second grade classroom, as well as a great read-aloud for story time at home. Highly recommended.
TM
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