A Fish Out of Water

A Fish Out of Water

Book - 1961
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A classic, comic easy reader about getting a pet!

In this beloved Beginner Book written by Mrs . Dr. Seuss (aka Helen Palmer), a young boy hilariously learns the consequences of not following instructions when he feeds too much to his goldfish--causing it to grow as big as a whale! With delightfully retro illustrations by P.D. Eastman ( Go, Dog. Go! ),
the message of the book--that getting a pet is a big responsibility--is as true today as it was when the book was published in 1961. Perfect for beginning readers and read-alouds--and anyone getting a pet, especially a fish--it's ideal for birthdays, holidays, and happy occasions of all kinds!

Launched in 1957 with The Cat in the Hat and written specifically for emergent readers, Beginner Books combine an exacting blend of simple words and fun pictures that encourage children to read--all by themselves.

"Comic pictures show how the fish rapidly outgrows its bowl, a vase, a cook pot, a bathtub."-- The New York Times.
Publisher: New York : Beginner Books, c1961.
ISBN: 9780394800233
Branch Call Number: PZ7.P1844 Fi 1989
Reader E
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Eastman, P. D. (Philip D.)


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KarenE61 Dec 18, 2014

This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid! It's a cute story with charming illustrations.

Aug 21, 2011

My son, 4, absolutely loved this book, he kept trying to turn the pages to see what was happening to Otto the fish while my hubby was still reading.

May 16, 2010

This is such a fun story for 4 year olds, especially if you really point out the emotion of the fish through the story.


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Jul 17, 2009

A boy bought a fish and did not listen to instructions. His fish was named Otto. The boy fed him too much and Otto grew too big. The firemen and the police helped the boy bring him to the pool. The boy called Mr.Carp. Mr.Carp came to the pool with a black bag and lots of other stuff. He jumped into the pool. Otto went underwater too. Mr.Carp came out of the water with Otto in a bowl. Otto was small again. The boy promised to never feed Otto too much food again.


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