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Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni
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Fish is Fish

by Leo Lionni

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This book is all about the friendship between a tadpole and a fish. The tadpole begins to grow legs and change into a frog, but the fish does not want him to change. He wants him to stay the same and be his friend in the water. Eventually, the tadpole has changed into a frog and he leaves the water to explore the world. The fish is lonely and he wants his friend to come back and eventually does and tells fish all of the things he has seen. One unique aspect of the illustrations that I really enjoyed was when frog was telling fish about all of the things he saw, fish was imagining them as fish. The people looked like fish with arms and legs and the cow looked like a fish with fur and an utter. This could be a great way to introduce and talk about imagination with students and ask them, what do you picture things to look like if you have never seen them with your own eyes? ( )
  oleger | Apr 25, 2019 |
A frog and a fish grew up together since they were just a tadpole and a minnow. But when the tadpole slowly became a frog, they grew apart and soon the frog left the pond to see the world on land. This left the fish to himself in the pond. One day the frog came back into to the pond to see the fish and tell him about all of his adventures. This is a cute story that shows the importance of friendship and no matter how different you are from someone and no matter how far away you are from them, that you can still be friends. ( )
  S.Hackett | Sep 11, 2017 |
This is about a fish and a tadpole who become friends, and learn about the different needs that they need fulfilled by nature. As the tadpole turns into a frog, he slowly leaves the pond where he and fish grew up. He comes back to visit the fish, and informs him of all the different animals that live on land. Fish, intrigued by Frog's stories, decides he wants to venture on land himself to experience life out of water. Fish soon realizes he can't, as he needs water to live.

This would be a great book to use in a science lesson addressing the needs of all animals on earth - shelter, and food specifically. This could be an introductory text to an ecosystem unit. Could probably be used for younger grades (K-3). ( )
  gabitouriel | Mar 16, 2017 |
fish was worried that since all his friends are transforming he'd be left in the pond but all his friends came back to him.
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  TUCC | Nov 21, 2016 |
This is a good story with a meaningful lesson but is hard for some students to grasp and really understand why the author wrote it. ( )
  NaomiJohnston | Sep 12, 2016 |
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Leo Lionniprimary authorall editionscalculated
Blane, SteveNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
DeRosa, RichMusic Composersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gostischa, ThomasÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394827996, Paperback)

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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