The Littlest Fish

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The Littlest Fish gets Jonah out of the Great Fish and on his way!

Award-winning author, Sylvia Rouss, creates rhymed stories that are easy to understand and fun to read aloud. An acclaimed teacher and captivating storyteller, Sylvia brings her child-tested tales to the world of Jewish storytelling.
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The Littlest Fish gets Jonah out of the Great Fish and on his way!

Award-winning author, Sylvia Rouss, creates rhymed stories that are easy to understand and fun to read aloud. An acclaimed teacher and captivating storyteller, Sylvia brings her child-tested tales to the world of Jewish storytelling.
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The Littlest Fish explores the ocean in search of new friends, only to come across several predatorily threatening creatures, including an octopus, a jellyfish, a crab and a sharp-toothed shark. Seeking a place to hide, the Littlest Fish finds himself suddenly in the shadow of an open-mouthed, miserable giant fish who complains of a tummy ache. A bit of investigating allows the Littlest Fish to find that Jonah, the prophet who said "No" to God, has been swallowed whole and is the cause of the discomfort. Promising to obey God's command to lead the people of Nineveh to righteousness, Jonah is then freed from the confinement of the cavernous belly "with a thunderous Burp!" Rouss, known for her creativity in interpreting Judaic principles for a child's perspective, employs rhyming couplets to capture the essence of this Old Testament chapter centering on repentance and forgiveness. Avalone's slick, commercial-looking paintings in blues and purples depict a lively undersea community fans of myriad Disney adventures will find familiar. A serviceable addition to the Bible-story shelf. (Picture book. 3-5)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934440537
  • Publisher: Simcha Media Group
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Edition description: French-flap
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Rouss is the author of a dozen children's titles and won the "2002 National Jewish Book Award" and "The Storytelling Award"for The Littlest Pair, about a pair of termites trying to get onto Noah's wooden Ark. Her other bestselling titles in this series include The Littlest Candlesticks and The Littlest Frog. Sylvia teaches parent-teacher workshops in early education and has received the "Samuel Glasner Creative Teaching Award" for her work with pre-school children. Sylvia lives with her husband and three grown children in Tarzana, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    darling story line and adorable illustrations

    A friendly little fish went looking for a playmate. He met an octopus that only wanted to eat him, so he quickly swam away. Next, he met a jellyfish, but he wasn't interested in being a friend either! Neither did a crab he met. A shark invited the littlest fish for dinner only he was the dinner, so he swam away. Nobody wanted to play with him ¿ all wanted to eat him! Suddenly, he sees a giant fish in front of him, mouth wide open. Uh oh! The littlest fish is afraid he's going to be eaten! To his surprise, the giant fish complains of a terrible stomachache. The littlest fish volunteers to swim into his tummy and check things out. What do you think he finds? Does the big fish eat the littlest fish because he tricked him into his tummy? You'll just have to read this charming little picture book to find out! Award-winning children's author Sylvia Rouss's rhyming text and darling storyline, accompanied by the adorable illustrations by Carlos Avalone, make this a book your child will want to read over and over again! I give this book a high five for its adorable illustrations, its awesome rhyming text and storyline, AND . . . the neat history lesson your child will learn as an extra surprise bonus! Gayle Jacobson-Huset -- Managing Editor Stories for Children Magazine

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