Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Lost Little Fish childrens book review
The Lost Little Fish
By: Allan J. Hayward
What first attracted me to this book was the vivid cover. It looked so whimsical that I felt sure my almost 4 year old would love it. He absolutely loves reading so I figured that this would be an awesome implement to our home school studies. We have 2 story times during our home school days. One is a book of his choice, and the other is always a bible story. So we awaited the book in the mail, and upon receiving it we were both extremely excited.
But then beyond the cover was a bit of a disappointment. There were only sketched drawings inside, no color what-so-ever, and some pages didn’t even have pictures.
I definitely wouldn’t recommend this book if your child looks forward to colorful pictures, and is under the age of 7. HOWEVER, by all means I’m not downing the book at all. We did enjoy the story, it was a bit absurd, but then it is a children’s book so all things are possible. I would recommend this book to ages 7 and up however. I think it would be a good book to implement in a school setting for 7 year olds that are learning to read bigger books.
The story is about a little fish that gets washed upon land during a terrible storm. He can’t find his way back to the water so he walks all over on his fins. Everyone that sees such a silly absurd sight laughs at him, even the cats he comes across. He gets scared and starts crying and finally comes along a little dog that offers his help. The dog leads him to a pond and tells him that his new home awaits as soon as he jumps in.
All in all if I was giving this book stars I would rate it 2 out of 5 stars. The cover merit’s a star, and the story merit’s a star. If there would have been more colorful pictures inside it would have gained 3.5 stars at least, but all in all it wasn’t bad.
Let me just state again that I do think this would be a good choice to those age 7-9 or so.
For some reason blogger is not letting me upload the cover picture for this book, but if your interested in buying or getting more info on this book you can visit this website.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.