Something Fishy

Something Fishy

by Barry Louis Polisar, David Clark
     
 

Exploring a delightful world of truly exotic and unusual sea creatures, Something Fishy is filled with intriguing facts about an array of fish and animals that live in or near the water. Written entirely in verse, Barry Louis Polisar’s witty and thought-provoking poems introduce children to some of the oddest creatures in the animal kingdom, including

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Exploring a delightful world of truly exotic and unusual sea creatures, Something Fishy is filled with intriguing facts about an array of fish and animals that live in or near the water. Written entirely in verse, Barry Louis Polisar’s witty and thought-provoking poems introduce children to some of the oddest creatures in the animal kingdom, including many rare and endangered species. Children will be captivated by the lively illustrations, while learning and laughing at the clever rhymes.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Polisar fans will be delighted. His sly rhymes inform the reader even as they poke fun at their subjects.”  —Publishers Weekly on Peculiar Zoo
School Library Journal
Gr 2�5—Polisar and Clark offer 15 humorous short verses. In offerings like "Sweetlips Fish," "The Crocodile and the Gator," and "Puffer Fish," they focus on the zany, offbeat aspects of their subjects. Some of the poems are no more than snippets of verse, but the exaggerated cartoon illustrations strike just the right note. In "Amoeba," a pig-tailed girl gazes adoringly at the home of her "perfect pet." A bug-eyed gull licks his bill at a potential feast of horseshoe crabs. The poems are light and silly, with clunky-sounding rhymes, as in "Jellyfish…oh, yuck-/A nettlesome bunch of bad luck;/A tentacled thing that carries its sting/In a mass of gelatinous muck." Fans of Polisar's humor are unlikely to be deterred, though, as they giggle their way through this latest effort.—Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780938663539
Publisher:
Rainbow Morning Music Alternatives
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Rainbow Morning Music Picture Books
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Barry Louis Polisar is a four-time Parents Choice Award winner and the author of the Rainbow Morning Music Picture Books series and numerous other books. He has written songs for Sesame Street and the Weekly Reader and has been featured regularly on the Learning Channel. His song “All I Want Is You” was featured on the Grammy Award–winning soundtrack to the movie Juno. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. David Clark is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose work is featured many newspapers, including the Washington Post. He is a winner of the Reuben Award for Newspaper Illustration from the National Cartoonist Society and has illustrated almost all of Barry’s books, including Peculiar Zoo, Snakes and the Boy Who Was Afraid of Them, and The Snake Who Was Afraid of People. He lives in Luray, Virginia.

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