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Ident any From Kara LaReau author of the Rocko and Spanky series here is an irreverent and terrifically funny book about a bully who at last gets his comeuppance. Great illustrations and a cautionary tale everyone sometimes needs to be reminded of regardless of their age If you act like a jerk someone is going to settle your hash sooner or later Now rest assured Ms Lareau does not use language like jerk anywhere in this book Instead it is about a pretty but greedy fish who did not want to share his home despite repeated attempts to provide him with friends When he finally comes around to the idea that it might be nice to have some company his next friend isn t much interested in him She presents the tale in a way that both surprises and horrifies through in many repeated presentations at story time kids love this story and understand it they aren t scared or horrified Parents and other adults sometimes react in surprise and horror because the outcome is not saccharine as most kids books

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Ugly Fish

Showing up in his tank have got to go But then one day someone bigger and uglier and maybe even meaner arrives and suddenly Ugly Fish isn't feeling uite so conf. This is a humorous book about bullying and karma interesting uote Ugly Fish chased Teensy Fish around the tank And then he ate him pp 9 10 unpaged

Summary Ugly Fish

Ugly Fish is ugly and big and mean and he won't share his driftwood tunnel or his special briny flakes with anyone And that means the wimpy little fish who keep. The eponymous Ugly Fish enjoys having his tank to himself in this darkly amusing picture book from author Kara LaReau and illustrator Scott Magoon Each new fish that is added to the tank is eaten by our ugly piscine hero until loneliness prompts him to try a new tack Unfortunately for him the new addition to the tank Shiny Fish is just like him only biggerThe ending of Ugly Fish is sure to raise some eyebrows amongst those who expect picture book fare to be sweet and light with edifying morals For those who enjoy Jon Klassen style tales with a dark pointed sense of humor however it will probably be just the ticket Parents and librarians be warned the ending here view spoilerUgly Fish is eaten by Shiny Fish hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Ugly Fish

  1. says:

    About ten years ago I happened on a complete auarium kit at a yard sale for only eight bucks What a deal right? Of course it meant a trip to the pet store where the kids and I blew fifty dollars on fish and fish related accessories The store clerk was uite helpful as she advised my boys on how to carefully choose their new petsRem

  2. says:

    The eponymous Ugly Fish enjoys having his tank to himself in this darkly amusing picture book from author Kara La

  3. says:

    I liked this story but oddly I never caught on that it was a story about bullying until I read the author information on the back flap of the dust jacket I just thought it was a story about how the tables can be turned on mean and self centered people and how those who are mean to others can be the victims of meanness in t

  4. says:

    Six and four year old love this one though to be honest I think the fact that they own a fish tank made them the think the moral of the story was Of COURSE you don't put fish with big mouths into the same tank a

  5. says:

    Epic Definitely caught my listener's attentionAlways a pleasure this time my listener acted it out

  6. says:

    This is a humorous book about bullying and karma interesting uote Ugly Fish chased Teensy Fish around the tank And then he ate him pp 9 10 unpaged

  7. says:

    Ugly Fish is the RULER of his tank and he likes having things his own way He likes having his flakes each day and he like

  8. says:

    Great illustrations and a cautionary tale everyone sometimes needs to be reminded of regardless of their age If you act like a jerk someone is going to settle your hash sooner or later Now rest assured Ms Lareau does not use language like 'jerk' anywhere in this book Instead it is about a pretty but greedy fish who did not want to

  9. says:

    Ugly Fish is an onlyfish until one day a new fish appears in his tank He chases it around and then eats it Ditto the next roommate and the next and the next When he's finally alone the way he likes it he realizes t

  10. says:

    Loved the pictures good moral entertaining story The kids laughed a few times and enjoyed the anticipation of discovering what less

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