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Fish Is Fish by Leo Lionni

Fish Is Fish

by Leo Lionni

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This book tells the story of a minnow and a tadpole who grow up together. The tadpole begins to grow and become a frog. He leaves the pond and returns with stories of all the wonderful sights he has seen on land. The minnow is envious and jumps onto land and realizes home is where he belongs. It is a sweet story that can show children to accept and to love where they are and that in the end home is the perfect place. It can also be used loosely to demonstrate the life or a minnow and the growth or a frog. I loved the moral of the story and the adorable illustrations that demonstrated the way the fish pictured birds, people, and other things on land. ( )
  Imandayeh | Feb 10, 2014 |
This book could be used to talk about where you belong. The students will enjoy learning about where fish and frogs belong. ( )
  Mcs018 | Nov 30, 2013 |
Minnow and tadpole grow away from each other, in the literal sense, while remaining friends. The frog tries to share with his friend the fish, who's never been out of their pond, what he sees out in the world. The fish has his own understanding of the things the frog relates to him, but his curiosity is really tickled, so one day he decides to go see for himself. That doesn't go too well, but luckily he has a good friend who comes to his rescue. This little fable leaves you with a lot to talk about, and the colorful drawings are delightful. ( )
  Fjola | Oct 16, 2013 |
In this book a tadpole grows into a frog and a minnow grows into a fish. The frog hops all over and is able to see thing that the fish cannot. Although the fish wants to see the outside world that the frog talks about he jumps out of the water on to the land and cannot breath. ( )
  rwalsh06 | Oct 8, 2013 |
This is my favorite book of Leo Lionni. It tells the story about a minnow and a tadpole who are very good friends and always swim around together in the pond. One day the tadpole recognizes that he had grown two little legs. The two are really surprised about that and can't understand it. But in the end the tadpole decides: “Frogs are frogs and fish is fish”. The feet get bigger and bigger until one day the tadpole is a real frog and climbs on the bank. When he comes back he tells the fish all about what he had seen – birds, cows and people. The fish gets really curious so he decides to jump out of the pond and have a look at all those things too. He nearly chokes, but the frog comes by and helps him to get back into the water. At the end the fish says to the frog: “You were right, fish is fish.” This book can demonstrate children how important everybody is and that everybody has different needs. It can also help children to understand that they should accept others how they are and that they should not always compare each other. Another topic of this book is friendship – the frog and the fish are very good friends although they became different from each other during the story. ( )
  rgraf1 | Apr 24, 2013 |
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Two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, tries to follow in his footsteps, but quickly finds that land is not what he expected. Friendship truly saves the day in this imaginative tale of a fish out of water.

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When his friend the tadpole becomes a frog and leaves the pond to explore the world, the little fish decides that maybe he doesn't have to remain in the pond either.

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