The Only Fish in the Sea

The Only Fish in the Sea

Book - 2017 | First edition
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Sadie and Sherman set out to rescue Ellsworth, the goldfish Little Amy Scott received for her birthday and threw right into the ocean.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781626722828
Branch Call Number: PB STEAD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Cordell, Matthew 1975-- Illustrator


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Nov 07, 2017

Maybe I should have given this 3 1/2 stars but I was so charmed by the author and illustrator's creation, approach that I gave it 4. The book was written as though by a first or second grader--problem stated simply and solution approached as fact in simple faith. Because whatever the author wants to happen, does--the two children are able to rescue the goldfish according to plan. But along the way we are treated to illustrations of the town inhabitants (both human and creature) in a mass of details, often in humorous situations or reactions. As the rescue proceeds a troop of monkeys invite themselves on the mission and add to much of the humor. Not one word of dialogue or description includes them in the story, so they become a silent laugh-track to the story. Obvious fun for young readers and captivating for adults.;


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