Sunday, June 29, 2014

I Like Fish by Margaret Wise Brown -- OPTIONAL

Brown, Margaret Wise I Like Fish: A Sticker Book, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. PICTURE BOOK. Random House, 1952. (Reprinted 2014.) $3.99. Content: G.

This very short, very simple poem celebrates all kinds of fish -- old ones, young ones, silver ones, and gold ones. Includes a sheet of stickers in the back, derived from the illustrations in the book. Because of the author, I expected something more lyrical and interesting, but the only things that set this book apart from the many other simple rhyming books are the stickers at the back and the cute illustrations. It would be a handy addition to a set of leveled readers or a classroom library, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend going out of one's way to purchase it.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Caryn

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