Mr. Fish returns in this sixth picture-book devoted to his underwater adventures, this time confronting a situation with a playground bully. Having fun with his friends one day, our piscine hero is dismayed when a disrespectful shark breaks in and mistreats the smaller creatures. At each new instance of bad behavior, Mr. Fish feels unhappy, but isn't sure just what to do. Then he realizes that although he is only one fish, and a small one at that, his voice doesn't have to be small... Like its predecessors, The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark pairs a rhyming text with colorful artwork. Although not quite the equal of some of the earlier titles - somehow I found the text here a little awkward - I do think this would make a fairly good read-aloud, especially for those looking for stories that address the issue of bullying. The refrain - "Shark acted badly. / Being mean in wrong. / But I'm just one fish! / Am I really that strong?" - continually highlights the central dilemma of the story, making the conclusion, in which Mr. Fish finds his voice, all the more significant. Recommended to fans of the Pout-Pout Fish books, as well as to anyone looking for children's stories about dealing with bullying in a constructive fashion.
The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark (Hardcover)
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Mr. Fish and all his friends
Love to play down at the park.
But that ends when they’re bullied
By a misbehaving shark!
Mr. Fish wants to help.
He knows bullying is wrong!
But he’s just one fish—
Is he really that strong?
In The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark, the New York Times–bestselling Pout-Pout Fish teaches a bully shark about kindness and being a friend in this original picture book. Swim along as he discovers the strength of his community, and the power of his own voice.
A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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