Welcome Jungle reader….
Firstly sorry about Leo’s crusty nose, we are going for authentic childhood representation…secondly next story we will make sure the pictures are shown better, many more questions are asked with better voices are created but this was a first whole read through so I thought little man did well and I did not dribble too much.
This is an enjoyable book with bright and bold illustration and a couple of likeable characters and let’s face it most children are familiar with fish. It is a short read with simple plot development and a fun storyline that my 5 year old could clearly follow. It has a clear message, feelings such as jealousy and bravery and recognisable theme of friendship. Also as you can see on the sticker I got it half price, whoops…
We love to encourage positive reading and interactivity; for younger children you could point out colours or on the sea page talk about a time they saw the ocean/went to the beach, you could ask others to count the number of fish, I tend to ask feeling questions like how do you know the fish is sad, how could we cheer him up etc…good for emotional development, encouraging empathy etc.
WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN NEXT? Is always a good question. Or you could get children to find letters and practise phonics such as B or for Leo age cubs look for tricky words like they and can. You can also discuss new words that they may not have come across before and there meanings i.e. ‘sulked’.
Next time we read this I promised Leo we could sit in a duvet form and have fishfinger sandwiches, you could also put some whale music in the background or follow it with a day of fish themed activities if your little ones are still at home.
Also as an adult..little bit dark..he is a fish..wearing fish fingers for hands..he is totally a Hannibal Lecter fish. Creepy. Just saying.
If you would like to share or for us to read out your favourite stories please give as a shout…or ROAR.