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The Three Little Fish And The Big Bad Shark Hardcover – May 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Cartwheel Books (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439719623
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439719629
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PreSchool-Grade 1—The tale of "The Three Little Pigs" gets an underwater makeover in this snappy yarn. Three little fish swim out into the deep blue sea to build their homes. Jim builds a "weedy little house," Tim builds a "sandy little house," and Kim takes up residence in a sunken ship. It isn't long before the big bad shark shows up at each successive residence, calling "Little fish, little fish, let me come in!" Children will quickly join in the answering refrain, "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!" Gorton's whimsical, computer-drawn scenery and electric color palette set just the right tone for Geist's tongue-in-cheek retelling. The bold font is humorously integrated with the art, appearing inside the shark's mouth for emphasis, or swirling along the current with an escaping fish. This spunky tale is a welcome addition to storytime and picture-book collections.—Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI
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About the Author

KEN GEIST lives in New York City with his two children and their dog.

Customer Reviews

The pictures are very vibrant and the story is fun to read.
Cherise Everhard
We both love this book and it is becoming one of his favorites and he asks me to read it to him more and more.
KBrowning
My grandson, who is 3 years old, absolutely LOVED this book.
Bernadette

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Cherise Everhard VINE VOICE on February 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I can't remember where my son got this book or for how long we have had, but I do know how much we enjoy it. It's a short story so it's usually one of two bedtime books.

This book took the legendary story of The Three Little Pigs and gave it a face lift. Instead of the Three Little Pigs, we have Three Little Fish. Instead of the Big Bad Wolf, we have The Big Bad Shark. It's the same basic plot with a new setting, the ocean.

The pictures are very vibrant and the story is fun to read. The words are fairly large, making it easy to point them out as I read. The author has also added a female to the story. Instead of all three of the fish being brothers like in the classic piggy story, they have added one sister fish.

Like the original, the story is brief. What I like about the brevity and repetition is I can easily point out the words while I read. Hopefully the familiarity of using some of the same words and sentences repeatedly will help my son recognize those words and eventually help him read.

As someone who enjoys the repetition for teaching, but was a bit burned out on the pigs, this book was a refreshing and enjoyable change. I give it two fins up!

Cherise Everhard, Feb. 2008
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beverley on November 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My four year old son loves the story of the three little pigs which is why I purchased this book. I was so pleased when it arrived. The illustrations are beautifully done, the colors are vibrant and the print is large. The story is quick and easy to read and the repetition, just like in "The Three Little Pigs," makes it very catchy. Examples: "Little Fish, Little Fish, Let Me Come In." "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!" "Then I'll munch and I'll crunch and I'll smash your house in." A quick and fun read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KBrowning on August 1, 2010
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My son is three and is just now getting into books, so I turned to Amazon and bought him a ton of books and this book is one of them. This is a new version of the three little pigs, but much cuter I think. My son loves this book and I knew it would be a hit. He loves fish and the underwater adventure in this book is precious. The wording/text is cute and my mother even read it to him one night and got a little giggle reading it. It was really cute and funny to us adults who have to read it. "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!" Also, the shark doesn't scare my son. We both love this book and it is becoming one of his favorites and he asks me to read it to him more and more. I would definately recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mom of 2 cuties on February 7, 2011
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When the kids go over to the bookshelf, this is usually one of the books in the stack they bring back to read. Yes, it is "Three Little Pigs" inspired with a very dramatic Shark and colorful illustrations. My kids pretend they are the fish answering the big bad Shark's call of "I'll munch and I'll crunch....with "not by the skin of my finny fin fin." This is a great book to make reading fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emcee on November 24, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is my 5th year of teaching first grade, and this is the first book I am buying in hardcover to replace the worn out paperback version. In other words, this is the most loved book in my classroom, year after year. The illustrations are cute and modern, and my shark voice cannot be beat. I am buying another copy as a Hanukkah gift this year too. Buy this book, you won't be sorry!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christina D. on November 10, 2013
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Such a cute rendition of the 3 little pigs. I much prefer this one (and Three Ninja Pigs). My boys (2 & 4) love this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dar on December 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
granddaughter liked the book very much, she is in kindergarden and could read most of the words, which made her happy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kehau on September 9, 2012
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A delightful take off from the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. My Grandchildren loved listening to this story and with animated sounds that I tried to make, they were delighted and ask to read this story over and over again.
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