Home All Posts Jungle Storytime #1 ‘Barry The Fish With Fingers’

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.


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The Mum Project 21st July 2016 - 1:38 pm

Holy crap he is adorable and I love your glasses! You are such a good mother, you’re teaching him and all of that goodness. : ) I love the story as well, Barry seems pretty cool walking around with fish fingers. Thanks for making me smile and sharing with #StayClassyMama!

theparentingjungle 22nd July 2016 - 7:00 am

Hey lovely lady thank you for your kind comment 🙂 little man really loves doing the videos..I am not sure if many people have the patience to watch but they will be great to show him when he is 18!!xx

An imperfect Mum (@animperfectmum) 15th July 2016 - 11:50 am

I love how school is so obviously rubbing off on your gorgeous cutesy Leo and he wants to show the children all the pictures. We love this book too and it is the next book in our book corner series. Fab vlog Hun, so natural! You need to be on CBeebies. ?

theparentingjungle 16th July 2016 - 11:45 am

W love your series we linked it in our intro! I don’t know if I am perky enough for Cbeebies but Leo definitely is!!xx

mumzilla 14th July 2016 - 9:05 pm

Love! Please do Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet!

theparentingjungle 16th July 2016 - 11:41 am

Hehe we have purchased the book ready to dedicate a video to you!xx

Lucy. (@ohlucyblog) 14th July 2016 - 3:47 pm

I love this book! I used to read it to my niece! (And then I loving told her that she was eating Barry’s fingers next time she had fish fingers!) It’s a great video, Leo is adorable! Lucy xx #triballove

theparentingjungle 16th July 2016 - 11:41 am

Haha naughty aunty…Leo didn’t even put together that his fingers were actual fish fingers and the picture looked exactly like fish fingers…Thank you darling we are glad it made people smile x

whitecamellias 13th July 2016 - 8:51 pm

This is fab Jade. What a great idea. Leo is just adorable. I loved all the cute little faces he pulled and how cute was he that he always wanted to show us the pictures. I love him x #triballove

theparentingjungle 16th July 2016 - 11:40 am

Hehe thank you darling he was at his most adorable and absolutely loved it! Think we will do it weekly as vlogs are a lot to set up! xx

A Mum Track Mind (@amumtrackmind) 13th July 2016 - 5:58 pm

Your little man is too cute! In fact you both are 🙂 The fish not so much though…I’ve subbed to you on YT Jade xx #triballove

theparentingjungle 16th July 2016 - 11:33 am

Ah thank you darling, your channel looks amazing and super popular!!We will have to work hard to get that good! much love ccc

sparklymummy 13th July 2016 - 12:14 pm

Omg we loved it when I will try and see if I can video Mimi watching you guys I think we could creat a double act to rival Ant and Dec!
Loved the story and loved that Barry had fish finger fingers !!! So so funny can’t wait for the next story xxx

theparentingjungle 16th July 2016 - 11:32 am

Ahh thank you lovely, we would love to see Mimi’s reaction!!We are hopefully filming another this weekend..if she has a favourite book let us know and we can read it for her! xxx

Fran @ Whinge Whinge Wine 13th July 2016 - 11:53 am

He’s too cute!
Leo I mean, not Barry. That fish is creepy.

theparentingjungle 16th July 2016 - 11:31 am

Haha he’s cute sometimes, hideous others…but I am glad the cute side made an appearance on film…xx


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