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Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins

Hooray for Fish! (2005)

by Lucy Cousins

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I really like this book by Lucy Cousins. The main idea is to present rhymes to young readers. I like this book because as each different type of fish is presented, the illustration of that fish reiterates it. For example, the 'hairy fish' has long hair, and the 'scary fish' has a scary expression. I also like this book because it has an easy sing-song rhythm to it, which allows for easier and more pleasant reading. ( )
  bphill5 | Nov 11, 2013 |
Cousins, Lucy, Hooray for Fish, Candlewick Press 2005
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This simple, rhyming narrative is told by Little Fish as he introduces the reader to his many fishy friends. Readers discover that Little Fish has friends of all shapes, colors and sizes, but the fish he loves most of all is his Mom waiting for him at the end of the story. The text has an intuitive rhythm, successful repetition of phrases and a consistent rhyme throughout the story. The font of the text gives the appearance of being handwritten in marker and dances through the book by weaving in and out of the illustrations. The illustrations are bright and bold cartoon drawings that are appropriate representations of the narrative. Each page has a different background color from the next, which allow the simple cartoon drawings to pop on the page. This book would do well as a read aloud in a thematic storytime hour about ocean life or marine creatures with preschool age children. This book would also be a good fit for one on one reading with a child beginning to read simple words, however the variation in text placement make this less than ideal for readers beginning to read full sentences. This books is recommend as an additional purchase in a public library looking for ocean themed picture books or for an ocean themed story hour. (Ages 2-6) ( )
  alyssakimpisarski | Oct 6, 2013 |
Quite imaginative and childlike--I ilke the hairy fish. Possible teaching tie-ins: alliteration for phonics, adjectives/description, repetition of words to learn by sight.Numbers. ( )
  ageoflibrarius | Jun 27, 2013 |
(Easy Picture Book)This book follows the journey of a little fish who is swimming to be with his favorite fish of all, his mama. Along the way, we encounter many of his aquatic friends described in rhyming imagery and depicted in vibrant color. At the end, little fish is rewarded with a kiss from his mom. I loved the pictures which are done in the typical Lucy Cousin style (Maisy) and the fun descriptions of the fish such as curly whirly and twisty twirly. More imaginative descriptions of the fish were ele-fish, sky fish and eyefish that correspond with the colorful pictures as one might imagine a sky fish or an eye fish would look like. A fun arts and crafts project I have often incorporated with this book, though very simple, is to have the children create their own kind of fish and draw it on paper or a paper plate. You can then glue construction paper triangles on for fins. ( )
  derbygirl | Jul 6, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763627410, Hardcover)

Revel in all things fishy in this undersea riot of color and rhyme — an oversize read-aloud from picture book artist Lucy Cousins.

Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an eyepopping picture book that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!

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Little Fish has all sorts of fishy friends in his underwater home, but loves one of them most of all.

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Candlewick Press

Four editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763627410, 0763634417, 0763639184, 0763650447

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