Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Faucet Fish Hardcover


Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$12.77 $0.01 $8.00
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (June 2, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525471669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525471660
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 10.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,412,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 4–Elizabeth loves fish. She's a regular visitor at a nearby aquarium and at home keeps a lone guppy. Her oblivious parents ignore her pleas for more fish and pay no attention when a steady stream of species starts coming out of the bathroom faucet. She does her best to care for a trout, flounder, moray eel, squid, catfish, dogfish, and others. However, the girl's parents just don't listen until a beluga whale comes on the scene and they are forced to take notice. Anderson's surreal illustrations combine with Robinson's rather lengthy text to create a very fishy story. Although this lively tale will surely please some readers, it also seems a bit unsettling. A marginal choice.–Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist

PreS-Gr. 2. Everything works just right in this picture book. Robinson offers a real story with fanciful twists and turns, and Anderson's detailed artwork extends the clever concept with extraordinary execution. Elizabeth loves fish, and she isn't satisfied by her pet guppy. Her parents, who tend to ignore her, don't pay attention when fish begin coming out of the faucets, much to Elizabeth's delight. She tries to tell them what's up, but it's only when a beluga whale swimming in the bathtub comes down through the ceiling that the grown-ups realize their house is like an aquarium. After the plumber tells them that the pipes at the nearby aquarium have been crossed with their own, the only thing left to do is move out and let the fish move in. The text will easily draw children, who will then linger over the pictures. The intricacies of the artwork are used to further the fantasy, and even though the family is quite deadpan, the audience will find plenty of laughs. Ilene Cooper
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erin Groner-nelsen on May 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My four year old daughter loves this book and so do I. The concept is original, fish come out of your faucet, and engaging. The illustrations are beautiful too!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By :) on July 25, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A charming story, and great illustrations. (I especially liked the plumbing cross-section near the end, it appeals to the engineer in me :)) I remember wondering the same thing many years ago as I stood on tiptoes and stared up at the faucet opening: just where does this thing lead? Wonderful, for ALL us kids
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search
ARRAY(0xa6bbbaa4)