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Dory Story by Jerry Pallotta

Dory Story

by Jerry Pallotta

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This story is so full of facts and things that could have actually happened that I was a little disappointed at the end when I found out it was fictional. It could be used by teachers to show students how they can write their own stories using a little bit of made-up information and a little bit of truth by using things in their lives. The reading level is 3.3
  Natoya | Jan 23, 2015 |
good read aloud story ... it seems as if the boy was out in the dangerous waters alone, ... not so! in the bath tub. ( )
  melodyreads | Oct 10, 2013 |
Imaginative story of a child's adventure on the ocean in a dory. Also details the ocean food chains as he encounters different species of animals that live in the ocean. ( )
  Joneta_Hockett | Oct 1, 2011 |
A young boy disobeys his parents and goes out into the ocean in a boat alone. He witnesses different sea creatures eating other sea creatures, demonstrating the food chain. When the killer whales come along to eat the tuna, he is worried that he will also become part of the food chain. His boat capsizes, and he swims to shore. He is then interrupted by his mother telling him that he thinks up the greatest stories in the bathtub.
  cemccamy | Nov 18, 2009 |
First person account of going out alone in a dory because he was curious and wanted to know more about plankton. He looks down in the water and guesses that shrimp are eating the plankton. Then he notices the sand eels are eating the shrimp, and the mackerels were eating the sand eels. Then he sees bluefish eating the mackerels. Suddenly tuna appear to chase and eat the bluefish. Next it's killer whales arriving to eat the tuna. He starts to panic that he will be next in the chain. Then a humpback whale breaches right in front of him. And he realizes the food chain is more of a web because the humpback whale eats plankton. But, wham, a tuna upsets his boat. Though he knows he should stay with the boat, he starts to swim for a little rock in the middle of the sea. Then his mother's voice interrupts: "Danny, you tell the best stories when you're in the bathtub! You should write a book." END ( )
  UWC_PYP | May 3, 2008 |
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Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books. His combination of interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations have mesmerized countless children across the United States.

Jerry spent his teenage years in the fishing town of Scituate, Massachusetts, where he kept lobster traps, harvested seaweed, and rode on fishing draggers. He wanted to share the creatures of the seashore with his children but could not find an alphabet book that was fun and exciting. This inspired him to write his first book, The Ocean Alphabet Book, which presented oceanic creatures in a creative format.

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While taking a bath with his new red toy dory, a boy imagines himself alone on the ocean getting a first-hand look at the ocean's food chain.

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