Fabulous Fishes

Fabulous Fishes

by Susan Stockdale
     
 

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With a simple, rhyming text and brightly colored, richly textured illustrations, author-illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to different kinds of fish and the underwater world they call home.

From the spiky lionfish and the brightly colored clownfish to lanternfishes and hatchetfishes that flash lights so they can find each other in the deepest,

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With a simple, rhyming text and brightly colored, richly textured illustrations, author-illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to different kinds of fish and the underwater world they call home.

From the spiky lionfish and the brightly colored clownfish to lanternfishes and hatchetfishes that flash lights so they can find each other in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean, children will be fascinated by the breadth of sea life depicted. An afterword offers fascinating facts and a closer look at each fish.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Theresa Finch
Bold illustrations accompany the rhyming text in this stunning new book by author/illustrator Susan Stockdale. Students will delight at the rhythm as, "Sand fish, land fish, fish that light their lights" come alive in vibrant, stylized drawings as each fish fills the pages before them. Even the endpapers invite you to join the underwater world of fish as they swim right off the pages before your eyes. Each picture incorporates details from that fish's environment, such as the coral which surrounds the bouncing seahorses, the swaying sea grasses to which they are tethered, or the murky ocean or riverbed floor that comes up to greet the whiskered catfish. The final double-page spread offers the reader information including the proper name of each fish, as well as an interesting fact about that fish and information about its habitat. This book would be a lovely addition to any library or personal collection. Teachers could use Fabulous Fishes as an introduction to primary nonfiction, and it would be a fantastic way to incorporate an art or a language art lesson into science. Reviewer: Theresa Finch
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2- Stockdale uses simple rhymes and clear, colorful acrylic artwork to introduce the fascinating underwater world of fishes. From small sardines to the huge whale shark, inhabitants of oceans and rivers swim across the pages, including the endpapers. The animals are clearly depicted with clean lines, bright hues, and a variety of details and textures. A spread at the end identifies the creatures portrayed and supplies a few facts, including where the species live. Report writers will need to consult additional books, such as those included in the list of resources, for more information. However, this introduction will pique children's curiosity and should find a home in most libraries. It's a fine read-aloud choice to stimulate conversation about the topic, perhaps in tandem with an aquarium visit.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561454297
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,152,337
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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