The Journey of the Noble Gnarble

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The gnarble wants nothing more than to swim up above the waters to see the blue sky, but gnarbles don't have flappers like blyfish do, and gnarbles don't even have koggers like the swimming gungaloo! But though gnarbles never swim so high, this particular gnarble is determined to see the sunlit sky. He swims past spongy gishy-gosh and feeding fipple-fosh, but who would think the little gnarble could pass the hungry warckel, subbaubble, and—most dangerous of all—the evil plink?!

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Overview

The gnarble wants nothing more than to swim up above the waters to see the blue sky, but gnarbles don't have flappers like blyfish do, and gnarbles don't even have koggers like the swimming gungaloo! But though gnarbles never swim so high, this particular gnarble is determined to see the sunlit sky. He swims past spongy gishy-gosh and feeding fipple-fosh, but who would think the little gnarble could pass the hungry warckel, subbaubble, and—most dangerous of all—the evil plink?!

Daniel Errico's charming nonsense rhymes and Tiffany Turrill's vivid, expressive iillustrations combine beautifully in this entertaining story of a little fish on a big mission. Kids will giggle aloud at crazy creatures with names like gishy-gosh and glimmy glins; parents will love snuggling up with their children to read about the little gnarble's escapades in this wacky world of silly sea creatures. Join the little gnarble on his unforgettable journey from the ocean floor to the shining sun!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620877326
  • Publisher: Sky Pony Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 701,850
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Errico is a multimedia children's author whose stories emphasize themes of perseverance and resilience, as well as highlight a fundamental curiosity about the world. His sea of works can be found in collections, mobile apps, and internationally best-selling ebooks. Daniel is also the creator of FreeChildrenStories.com, which offers free and original media for kids.

Tiffany Turrill grew up in Texas. After working on video games for a few years, she realized she had more fun illustration children's books. She lives in California, where she draws and drinks lots of tea.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

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    Definite Must Read

    Haylee is five years old and starts kindergarten this year. She has always loved books. So she opens the book and I tell her the title and she asked what a gnarble was. I told her we would figure it out. I read the first page and she said, "Oh a gnarble is a fiish, that's a funny name. I like it. He's beautiful."
    I read about him dreaming and she said, "that's a great dream, he should try it." We read along and the fish were telling him it couldn't be done. She said to the gnarble, "Don't listen to them their stupid." I asked her why she thought they were stupid and she replied, "Because, maybe they're afraid to try it so they don't want him to try it." I said, "Maybe there's a lot of danger out there and he shouldn't try it. Maybe they know this." Her reply was, "That's stupid! If he wants to see the sun and go to the top he should do it. It's what he dreamed about."

    Then when he gets eaten she was sad for the fish. But, she looked at me and said, I bet he finds a way out." When we had finished the book she cheered and said, "See I told you he would make it." She flipped back to the beginning and said, "They told him he couldn't do it becase his fins were too small, just like in Nemo. They said he couldn't becase he had one fin too small. Everyone was scared so they didn't want these fish to try it. But they didn't listen to the other fish. They said, 'I can do it.' When the other fish tried to stop them and eat them, they said no way, I'm going to do it cause it was their dream."



    My mom lives wth us and asked Haylee if she could read the book and she said, "Yes, that way you can learn you can do anything you want." My mom just stared at her with her mouth open. (My mom loved the book as well.)


    I loved the book for the bright colors and the wonderful story. I loved the way the author writes in a Dr. Seuss way, very lyrical. I loved the way the story lessons were conveyed so that my 5 year old granddaughter understood them. I am very impressed with her ability to make the connections she did. I teach 6th graders and many of them struggle to make connections. Now here is the kicker. In all the other books we read, she made comments and observaions. She did not make connections the way she did here. The message is such a positive one. Any child whose parents try to instill that positive, never give up, type of attitude in their child will be able to make those same connections because of the way the book is written.

    I hope there is more by this author. My granddaughter said to tell you she really, really liked the book. She asked if the author was going to write about the other fish and their dreams. I told her I didn't know what the author would write next but I would let them know she would like to read about the other fish. So you have not only my review but the review as seen through the eyes of my granddaughter. Thank you for allowing me to read this book in advance. I loved it and will take great pleasure in re-reading it often. This is a book to send to all of my grandchildren.

    20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Better than Dr. Seuss

    The combination of utterly amazing illustration with clever rhymes and a profound story of exploration had the room of kids which I shared the story with fighting to hold the NOOK. We reread it several times even in the first sitting. This type of reading experience is the perfect way to get kids hooked on reading!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Great

    My 5yo and myself both love this book. Its beautifully illustrated and the way it is written uses clever rhymes. Great bedtime story. I want to buy the paperback my my nephew and nieces.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Wonderfully artistic and imaginative!

    My daughter Isabella loves this story. The illustration is wonderful and the quest of this small fish to see the sun is even better. Isabella loves to pull up this book and have me read it over and over again. And I enjoy reading it to her.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Great book for young children. Wonderful Color!!!

    My son (who is 4) and I read it last night and he loves it. He loves the colors and all the different looking animals that are in book that you do not normally seen in other ocean books. Just to see what determination a little gnarble has to see the sun light. Great little book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    Adorable book - great buy!

    My children and I truly enjoy this one! The story is adorable and the pictures are vibrant and beautiful.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Well illustrated, poorly read.

    I bought this for my 3 year old and while the story is cute and the illustrations are wonderful, the gentleman reading it is emotionless and does not do the story justice. He is difficult to listen to and, frankly, ruins the story which is disappointing in such a fun kids' book.

    I woud recommend this book for all parents who wish to READ it to their children and not for the "read to me" function.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2011

    Every-Nighter!

    As a child, my parents took turns reading me "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" every night before I went to bed. Now, my son makes me read him "The Journey of the Noble Gnarble" before his bedtime. This book is right on track to become an all-time classic. We can only hope that Daniel Errico is working on some more classics to share with our children.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2011

    A Wonderful Story!

    My kids love this book. Every night before bed, they ask me to read them about the "Gnarble!" Cute story with great illustrations -- highly recommended!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2011

    My nephew loves it - highest recommendation

    I bought the Gnarble for my nephew and he loved the story and pictures (he especially loves the Plink - are stuffed animals available?) I plan on making sure all my nieces and nephews have an ebook or hard copy version for Christmas.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

    My 3-year-old nephew loved it!

    I babysat my 3-year-old nephew a few weeks ago, he is into sea creatures, and I was lucky enough to find this book on my nook. What a great story. He asked me to read it many times during the course of the day, and in the end, I had to buy the hard copy so that my brother and sister-in-law could read the book to him. He loves the illustrations.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

    Great Book...bought 3 for early Christmas gifts!

    This is an amazing book! It has a terrific lesson behind it and is a very fun and easy read for kids. I ordered 3 for my nieces and nephews for Christmas.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    excellent

    I loved this one so much that I bought a hard cover copy. It belongs on my shelf

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    LOVE IT!

    My 3 year old and I read this EVERY DAY! Wonderful colors, great story! Funny sounding words for the different creatures. Way cool book and great message! ABSOLUTELY recommend!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    Beautiful illustrations with microscopic print

    Read this to my 4 & 6 y.o. grandsons. Beautiful colors in the illustrations but the print is so small it was difficult to read. Story was so-so. It didn't engage the kids too much.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Wonderful storyline

    My 3yr old loves this book! We have read it every night since buying it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Wonderful Book!

    An inspring story for kids.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Live To Read

    A delightful undersea story of a "noble gnarble" fighting against tough odds to see the sun. All the other denizens of the deep discourage him - they say he can't make it because his fins are too small. Some try to eat him on the way up! The book's illustrations are imaginative and colorful; the drawings of the villains are beautiful yet scary. The message of the valiant gnarble's determination will have young children rooting for him to finally "flip above the waves." Invented sea creatures like the "gungaloo" and "dundledun" will remind parents of the great Dr. Seuss classics.
    Young children and their parents will enjoy the rhyming verse and eye-catching illustrations.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

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    It is a cute story.

    I like this ok..just a bit to busy on the pictures for my age group kids..I have two year olds..but Im sure my grandkids will like it..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    Doesn't Grab Them

    For my grandkids, this is the last book they'll look at on my Nook--the story just doesn't get their attention.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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