Monday, May 4, 2015

Fish Fish Fish by Lee Nordling –OPTIONAL

Nordling, Lee Fish Fish Fish Graphic Universe, 2015. $6.95 GRAPHIC NOVEL
A different format of graphic novel where there are three stories going on at the same time. In one story we follow a long yellow fish as it runs from a barracuda. In the second story we follow the barracuda and in the third story we follow a school of fish. Will the reader root for the hungry barracuda or the little yellow fish? Will a larger force intervene in their struggle?
I like the food chain lesson going on here, but its kind of a boring story. I wouldn’t pick this up from my library. I like that the author is being creative with the graphic novel format, but I think it would be SO confusing for younger readers. The illustration are bright and simple, featuring a large degree of facial expression given the subjects.  Could be used in a lesson on perspective.
EL(K-3)  –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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