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Jake Goes Fishing: Biblical Values (I Can Read! / The Jake Series) Paperback – June 10, 2007

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About the Author

Crystal Bowman loves writing books for kids. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. 'But the most important part,' she says, 'is to teach children that God loves them and cares about them very much.' SPANISH BIO: A Crystal Bowman le gusta escribir relatos y poemas. Cuando tenia diez anos, su libro favorito era una coleccion de poemas divertidos que todavia conserva. Ademas de escribir relatos, poemas y rimas, Crystal disfruta pasando tiempo con su esposo y sus hijos ya crecidos, dando largas caminatas y comiendo helados. Ellos dividen su tiempo entre Michigan y Florida.

To recognize Karen Maizel on the street, first look down at her feet for Converse tennis shoes. Next, determine what she's carrying; she alternates between her very first granddaughter, Sofia, and her portfolio. Finally, look for a dreamy expression around the eyes, as she envisions herself driving the Wienermobile across the country. Karen lives in Lakewood, Ohio, with her family.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: I Can Read! / The Jake Series
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (June 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310714540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310714545
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,247,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Crystal Bowman is a best selling author of more than 60 books for kids as well as 3 books for women. She also writes magazine articles and lyrics for children's piano music. She wrote her first poem when she was in the 4th grade. Her teacher told her she would be a poet someday. Her first book of poetry, CRACKS IN THE SIDEWALK, was published in 1993. It has been republished several times and is still in print. She also speaks at schools, churches, and writers' conferences. For more information on Crystal, you can visit her website at www.crystalbowman.com

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on August 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
Another in the appealing Jake "I Can Read!" titles, Jake Goes Fishing by Crystal Bowman is a level 2 book.

In this installment, our cute rabbit friend Jake goes fishing with his father. Jake is hopeful they'll have a fish dinner, and is an eager helper, digging up worms and carrying the fishing poles. Jake learns to be quiet on the boat, so he doesn't scare away the fish. He learns not to catch his pants with the hook. And soon, Jake gets a fish on his line. But when the day is over, Jake begins to cry. He looks at the fish in the pail and says he doesn't want to eat them.

Father releases the fish back into the lake and Jake says, "I spoiled everything. Now we won't have a fish supper." Father replies: "You didn't spoil anything, Jake. God gave us a beautiful day. We had lots of fun together. That's the most important thing."

Since they aren't bringing fish home for dinner, Father stops at the grocery store on the way home. Jake picks up some fish crackers saying. At the dinner table, Jake prays: "Thank you, God, for this fun day and for our fish supper."

What I Like: As always, Jake is an appealing character who learns a gentle lesson. My four year old loves these stories, and the warm illustrations by Karen Maizel.

What I Dislike: My daughter loves the idea of fishing, so I was hoping this book would fuel her interest. I was disappointed when Jake cried at the thought of eating the fish, although the author never goes into detail about why he's upset.

Overall Rating: Very good.

Kristina Seleshanko, Managing Editor
Christian Children's Book Review
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