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TROUT, TROUT, TROUT! (A FISH CHANT)
Author: April Pulley Sayre
Publisher: NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK, Jun 2004
Jaunting text begs to be "chanted" out loud--if you can get through it without giggling! Wacky, bold illus add even more humor, yet accurately depict dozens of freshwater fish. 23 full color illus. by Trip Park; 9x10.5 inches, 32 pgs.
This delightful, hilarious "fish chant" will have fish lovers laughing at the antics this author and illustrator imagine underwater. The jaunting text begs to be "chanted" out loud--if you can get through it without giggling! Wacky, bold illustrations add even more humor, yet accurately depict dozens of freshwater fish. TROUT, TROUT, TROUT! is an ideal collaboration of science and entertainment. Whether young readers enjoy fish in their own fish bowls, up at the lake, or on the end of their fishing poles, they'll get a kick out of chanting, "Trout, Trout, Trout!"
* The interactive chant and repetition of words is perfect for younger classrooms and storytime read-alouds.
* The humor will appeal to all ages, making this a great picture book for children and a whimsical gift for adult freshwater enthusiasts.
* Freshwater fishing is an extremely popular sport and something that parents and grandparents can enjoy with children.
EXCERPT FROM THE CHANT:
"Chestnut lamprey, lookin' odd.
Pupfish, catfish, cod, cod, cod!
Yazoo Darter, shout it out!
Cavefish, Swampfish, trout, trout, trout!
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Trip Park, as a kid, had every kind of aquarium fish, and with a pond in his backyard and a lake in his town, he quickly became an amateur expert on his scaly friends. Trip was drawn to advertising, as an art director long before he illustrated, and his editorial cartoons have been in Greensboro's News & Record and USA Today. He also illustrated Gopher Up Your Sleeve, a children's picture book written by Tony Johnston. Trip currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and his own school of four children.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
April Pulley Sayre is the award-winning author of more than 50 books for young readers including If You Should Hear a Honey Guide; Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!; and River and Stream. She has also written for Ranger Rick and World. Sayre's books, renowned for their lyricism, accuracy, and sometimes silliness, have been translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. April really is interested in the ecology of freshwater fish, but she just can't stop laughing at their common names.