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I Want a Goldfish
     

I Want a Goldfish

by Kimberly M. Hutmacher, Gail Saunders-Smith (Contribution by)
 

Watching them glide through the water isn't the only thing involved in owning goldfish. You'll care for your goldfish every day. Are goldfish the pet for you?

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Watching them glide through the water isn't the only thing involved in owning goldfish. You'll care for your goldfish every day. Are goldfish the pet for you?

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Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
The "I Want a Pet" series of early readers touches on a subject dear to many kids' hearts, owning a pet. Large text and limited word count per page introduce the topic with the query, "wouldn't you like to watch goldfish darting around an aquarium?" This highlights the joys while the rest of the book delves into the responsibilities of pet ownership. Owning a fish requires planning and preparation. One of the first decisions is where to put the aquarium. It will need to hold between 5 and 10 gallons of water to be a good goldfish home. The aquarium will need to be cleaned every two weeks to keep the fish healthy. Fish need to be feed every day carefully considering the proper amount of food. Guidance is given on how to decide which goldfish to buy from the local pet store. Other purchases necessary for fish ownership include the gravel and plants for the aquarium. Large photographs of children and fish illustrate the text helping the reader to easily put herself in the picture and imagine being a fish owner. A glossary, word count, and index are included with reading suggestions and access to researched internet links. Reviewer: Kristin Harris

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429675970
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
I Want a Pet Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author


Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.

Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.

Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.

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