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Posted May 26, 2013
The Professor must leave his beloved fish tank in the hand of Augustus "Against Us" for a year while he goes to save some endangered seahorses near Australia. Augustus rigs up a feeding barrel so that he does not have to make weekly trips to take care of the fish tank. The food levels are going down faster than expected and a crack is developing in the corner of the tank as the temperature of the water increases. Follow the desperation and actions the aquarium occupants take to survive while waiting for their beloved professor to return.
Good character development and great pacing.
Posted June 9, 2012
I just loved this book. Yes, I may be one of those people that are taken in immediately by cute talking animals, but this book was so much more then that! I loved the fish characters and loved how their aquarium life was presented. Each fish had a particular personality and role within the story that you could easily extrapolate to more than just the current issue of climate change.
This would be a great book for educators to use to illustrate the importance of being involved in current events - how to be a part of the solution and not the problem. Discussions on how to think globally to truly understand how our actions do effect the end result (no matter whether we sit back and just watch or are involved at some level)can be very interesting after having read this book. It's a quick read and would be great for book clubs too - as I said earlier, it's not just climate change this fable illustrates!
Great story! Now go get your copy :-)!