Saturday, July 16, 2011

Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet by Kelly DiPucchio- ESSENTIAL

DiPucchio, Kelly.  Shea, Bob.  Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet, 32 pgs.  Penguin Readers Group, 2011.  $16.99.  Inside cover:  “Gilbert Goldfish seems to have everything his fishy heart could desire: A magnificent castle, delicious flakes that fall from the sky, and a bountiful treasure chest.  But what he really, really, REALLY wants is:  A PET.  How, oh how, can a goldfish search for the perfect pet from his bowl?  Oh, Gilbert has his ways.”  What an adorable book!  The illustrations are irresistible!  This could be used in a unit on pets or animals. EL (K-3).  ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer:  SL.

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