A Fish with a Wish

A Fish with a Wish

by Ethan Crownberry

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ISBN-13: 9781105569739
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 800,969
File size: 6 MB

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A Fish With A Wish 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a enjoyable kids story that I as the parent enjoy the moral value it has inside. It is done in such a way that the moral is not overwhelming that you can't enjoy the sweetness of a message.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like poetry, you will like this book. And even if you don't like poetry, you might like the book anyway. It is 'Poetic Adventure #2.' By the same author, 'Poetic Adventure #1' is Bobby Bumble's Afraid to Fly about a bumblebee, and 'Poetic Adventure #3' is The Willies about monsters. A Fish with a Wish was born when author Ethan Crownberry wanted to write something interesting about an uninteresting subject just to see if he could do it. A goldfish in a glass tank popped into his head, and it seemed the most uninteresting subject that he could think of at the time. And 'wish' rhymes with 'fish,' so he had an obvious starting point. This goldfish has been bought by a man as a gift for his daughter and was put on an old table in a tank that was too small with water that was too cold. The fish complains, complains, and complains, and then wishes that he were something else. A star says that it will grant his wish. The fish first wishes to be a whale, but finds that whales are hunted. He next wishes to be a bird, but finds that birds are hunted too. In fact, all of the different things that he wishes to be end up having major disadvantages. Finally, the star will grant him one more wish but says that he must think about it for a whole day. During the day, he finds that the little girl for whom he was purchased is confined to a wheelchair because she cannot walk. They spend a pleasant day together, and when the star returns the next night, the fish has a surprise wish. Poetry is not necessarily my cup of tea, but I found this book a very pleasant read. Rather than being a collection of poems, it is an entire story in poetic form like a fairy tale or fable with a couple of very important lessons to teach the reader. First, whenever we wish that we are something other than who and what we really are, there will likely be problems. Second, when we quit focusing only on our own desires and look around to see the needs of others, we can learn to be much more content with who and what we are. The poetry has a 'Dr. Seuss' appeal to it that is clear and easy to read. Also the shaded black and white full page illustrations are eye-catching. Most children should enjoy this book, as I did.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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