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TOON LEVEL: 1
INTEREST LEVEL: Age 3+
READING LEVEL: Grades K-1
GUIDED READING LEVEL:TBA
AUTHOR: Kevin McCloskey
DIMENSIONS: 9" x 6"
SERIES: Giggle and Learn
RELEASE DATE: April 4, 2017
About the Book
The facts behind a fish that's worth its weight in gold. Some fish breathe air and some fish fly, but the most wonderful fish of all turns out to be the one you’ve got at home. In another offering of the beloved Giggle and Learn series, Kevin McCloskey blends science, art, and comedy to reveal the true story behind the common goldfish.
"With easily digestible doses of biological and historical background, common-sense cautionary notes, and a buoyant tone, this is an appealing dive for newly independent readers out to enhance the household menagerie. An ideal lead-in to more specific guides to aquarium setup and fish care."
"This overview of fish big and small (mostly small) takes an irreverent approach to its subject...an entertaining primer for families in the market for a pet fish."
"I can’t wait to introduce kids to fish with Something’s Fishy. [McCloskey's] books make for excellent nonfiction storytime reading and pair nicely with picture books. You can very easily pair Something’s Fishy with Rainbow Fish, Lois Ehlert’s Rain Fish, or any number of fish or sea life-related stories."
--Mom Read It
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About the Author
Kevin McCloskey is the author of the critically acclaimed TOON Books Giggle and Learn series, which also includes The Real Poop on Pigeons! and We Dig Worms! He teaches illustration at Kutztown University, in Pennsylvania. Kevin says he discovered many things about goldfish thanks to his son, Daniel. “When he was a teenager, Daniel dug a small pond about the size of a bathtub. It was soon covered with water lillies,” Kevin remembers. “Every winter the pond freezes over, but when spring comes, the fish are still alive. You see them when the ice becomes clear, all lined up next to the pump. I find that amazing. Neighborhood kids have brought us the fish they won at fairs. It’s been almost twenty years and we now have about seventeen fish.” Kevin adds, “I should point out that the various fish in this book would not all live in the same places. Some are deep-sea fish, and some are freshwater fish. I’m no scientist, but I love to learn by observing little creatures, especially those who live in my own backyard.”