Saturday, June 22, 2013
Book Review: Something Fishy by Barry Louis Polisar
This is a book of wacky poems in the style of Shel Silverstein. It is filled with clever and energetic illustrations. The author has chosen a variety of ocean animals to share with children. He shares a fact or two about each animal in poetic fashion.
You could read the book cover to cover to a child (the vocabulary is advanced for most young readers), or read one creature’s poem to introduce an animal study by using additional resources. There is a glossary of words at the end.
I would recommend this book to adults reading to children ages 7-9, or for children reading independently at 10 or older.
My 11-year old son says, “I like the mix of Dr. Seuss and Ranger Rick. It has great rhymes that also teach a lot about sea creatures. It’s a funny book with funny pictures. Good word play.”
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
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