Punky Goes Fishing

Punky Goes Fishing

by Sally G. Ward

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Grandfather pauses only momentarily when granddaughter Punky asks to be included on his fishing trip. ``Fishing is serious business, you know,'' he tells Punky as he tucks her into bed, but surprises his granddaughter the next morning by agreeing to take her along. After careful preparations are made, the two row further and further from land and Punky comments on how quiet it is. ``That's why I like it,'' replies Grampy, who--not quite the old salt he pretends to be--manages to drop his lunch and one of the oars overboard. Predictably, Punky catches a huge fish which Grampy helps her land and in the process, he falls into the water. In a comic conclusion, Grampy makes a catch, too--in rather unorthodox fashion. Punky, with red hair flying and her continuously cheery disposition, is every bit as engaging as she was in Punky Spends the Day . The whimsical illustrations add much to the book's carefree, lighthearted tone. Ages 3-6. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- A gently told addition to the cluster of tales in which a child shows superiority over clumsy adults. As Punky and Grampy prepare for an outing on the lake, readers will chortle to see that the child has plenty to teach her grandfather. She packs peanut-butter sandwiches, apples, and fig bars, while her grandfather reaches for the high fat, high-sodium junk food. Punky wears the life jacket, but Grampy scoffs at the idea that he might fall in. Naturally this remark foreshadows his getting wet by story's end. Before he goes into the drink, he loses an oar and is even outclassed by his granddaughter in catching fish. The man's ineptitude is treated with good humor, and the two can hardly wait for the morrow so they can go fishing again. Sensitively drawn cartoons in soft watercolors depict short, plump, little people dressed in and surrounded by sunny pastel tints, looking happily huggable. Preschoolers and beginning readers will love this offering. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
8.61(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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