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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