This week I checked this book out from the library just so I could write about it…
.. and read it to Ivy 20 million times, becuase she likes it…
…which is fine by me, I sort of love it.
The key to this book is the little comment in parenthesis it is “A Fish Chant.” When you go find this book and bring it home, you can’t just read it. Nope, it won’t work, you won’t love it, your kid will think it’s lame. You have to find the rhythm of the words and chant it. If that sounds ridiculous please keep in mind that I can’t clap along with a beat, but I can read this book with a bit of a rhythm to it, so therefore, you can too. Then when you do chant it, you’ll also love it, accidentally memorize it, and then have fish names like “Sockeye Salmon, Arctic Char, Mooneye, Walleye, Gar, Gar, Gar!” rolling around in your head too. Which will turn out to be a good thing, becuase you’ll be able to “read” the book while cooking, cleaning, changing diapers or driving. Then your kid will also start to memorize it and help with the “Gar, Gar, Gar!’s. And then if you’d like to know what exactly these crazy fish are that you have been chanting about all day, you can look it up in the back of the book where they have a little blurb on each fish.
Or at least that’s how it happened here!
Would I recommend it? It’s a must!
I just put this book on hold at my library. Thank you!
I am glad that your book review automatically come to me like new posts! The way it was before I would forget about the books and never go there on your blog.
I recommend “Ant, Ant, Ant: An Insect Chant” by the same author. http://www.librarything.com/work/967894 Then I see she also has “Bird, Bird, Bird: A Chirping Chant”…need to put a request in for that one!