Poor Little Guy Hardcover – Picture Book, June 7, 2016
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"A clear victory for a pufferfish and, more importantly, readers."—Kirkus Reviews
"This expressive, darkly funny picture book is sure to amuse kids and parents alike—and maybe reinforce that it’s a bad idea to play with your food. Suggest to fans of Jon Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat."—Booklist
"The surprise ending will have readers going back again and again to see the octopus’s reaction."—School Library Journal
"Both story and art will carry well to a crowd, making this a particularly seaworthy addition to an ocean-themed storytime or classroom study, or pair it with Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat for a duo of (fish) tales about rough justice, marine style."—BCCB
- Lexile Measure : AD340L
- Item Weight : 15.9 ounces
- ISBN-13 : 978-0525428251
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0525428259
- Product Dimensions : 10.38 x 0.38 x 10.5 inches
- Reading level : 3 - 5 years
- Publisher : Dial Books; Illustrated Edition (June 7, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #517,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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At first glance readers might think the octopus is playing with the fish. The octopus’ immense arms transform into many things–a fish-sketball net, a complex maze, a bird-cage, etc. Soon it becomes clear that he is actually “toying” with the fish. Each transformation is intended to remind the fish of the octopus’ size, strength and power to control the little fish.
Until the octopus mentions how tasty he thinks the little guy will be. His threat awakens the Inner Lion of the fish. He draws on his courage and his ability to defend himself. The reader discovers that the little fish isn’t so helpless after all. He uses his special skill to successfully defeat the octopus’ evil intentions. Read the book to find out exa