Ugly Fish

Ugly Fish

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Ugly Fish is ugly and big and mean, and he won't share his driftwood tunnel or his special briny flakes with anyone. And that means the wimpy little fish who keep showing up in his tank have got to go. But then one day someone bigger and uglier and maybe even meaner arrives . . . and suddenly Ugly Fish isn't feeling quite so confident anymore.

From Kara LaReau, author of the Rocko and Spanky series, here is an irreverent and terrifically funny book about a bully who at last gets his comeuppance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152050825
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 547,389
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Author Kara LaReau has also worked as a children's book editor.

SCOTT MAGOON is an art director who has written and illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including Hugo and Miles in I’ve Painted Everything. He lives in Reading, Massachusetts.

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Ugly Fish 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be rather disturbing as I read it to my two year old son. Ugly fish is mean (didn't care for that stereotype much) and uncaring, until he has eaten every other fish that tried to be his friend. Then apparantly the tank owner decided it was time to take Ugly fish out, and found a bigger, meaner fish to put into the tank to eat Ugly fish. Ugly fish is eaten, and that is the End. We did not read this one more than once - and if I had pre-read it, I wouldn't have even read it to our son once.
jrlandry1410 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book had me laughing and thinking about important issues at the same time. The book is about a fish, named Ugly Fish, who has the perfect personality to match his name. He loves his tank and wants it all to himself, so when a new fish is added to his tank he tells them there is only room for one fish in this tank--HIM! After eating several new additions to his tank Ugly Fish starts to grow tired of being alone and wishes he had not eaten all his company. He tries to be nice to the next fish who enters his tank, but this new fish doesn't want ugly fish as a friend, he wants him for dinner! So ugly fish is eaten by a bigger fish than him in the end, a bit harsh for kids in my book, but something they need to know about. Karma will always bite you in the end.
ebruno on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ugly Fish is big and mean. When other fish are added to the fish tank Ugly Fish eats them. Then, he becomes lonely with no one to play with and wishes he had not eaten the other fish. One day, a bigger fish is added to the tank and Ugly Fish is very excited to share his tank with another fish, but the bigger fish is hungry and does not want to share the tank.
ktinney2315937 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ugly Fish doesn't want to share his drift wood, his tank, or his briny flakes. He eats anyone who he has to share with. Until one day he gets tired of swimming by himself and wants someone to share it with. He gets his wish but that fish doesn't want to share and eats him. This is a good book to use to teach children how to share.
adge73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's like Arlene Sardine, except good. It also reminds me of The Snake that Sneezed. Anyway, good subversive fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Ugly Fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feelix More than 1 year ago
This is a great book it's hysterical. My 4 year old makes the chomping sounds when Ugly Fish eats the other fish. I am Ugly Fish said Ugly Fish
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