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A Fish Out of Water - (Beginner Books) by Helen Palmer (Hardcover)

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  • A classic, comic easy reader about getting a pet!
  • 3-7 Years
  • 9.1" x 6.7" Hardcover
  • 72 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Readers
  • Series Name: Beginner Books


About the Book

"Comic pictures show how the fish rapidly outgrows its bowl, a vase, a cook pot, a bathtub".--The New York Times. Full color.

Book Synopsis

A classic, comic easy reader about getting a pet!

In this beloved Beginner Book, a young boy hilariously learns the consequences of not following instructions when he feeds too much to his goldfish--causing it to grow as big as a whale! With delightfully retro illustrations by P.D. Eastman (Go, Dog. Go!), the message of the book--that getting a pet is a big responsibility--is as true today as it was when the book was published in 1961.

Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read! Launched by Dr. Seuss in 1957 with the publication of The Cat in the Hat, this beloved early reader series motivates children to read on their own by using simple words with illustrations that give clues to their meaning. Featuring a combination of kid appeal, supportive vocabulary, and bright, cheerful art, Beginner Books will encourage a love of reading in children ages 3-7.

"Comic pictures show how the fish rapidly outgrows its bowl, a vase, a cook pot, a bathtub." --The New York Times

About the Author

HELEN PALMER was a children's book author and editor who--along with her husband, Theordor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)--founded Beginner Books, a division of Random House that specialized in books aimed at Beginning Readers, like The Cat in the Hat.

P. D. EASTMAN, a self-described "writer-visualizer," wrote and illustrated many popular children's books, among them Are You My Mother? and Go, Dog. Go!

Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.7 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-7 Years
Series Title: Beginner Books
Sub-Genre: Readers
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Number of Pages: 72
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Theme: Beginner
Format: Hardcover
Author: Helen Palmer
Language: English
Street Date: August 12, 1961
TCIN: 11997388
UPC: 9780394800233
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-3801
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 6.7 inches width x 9.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.6 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Great book! Kept the kids interested!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Srugger - 8 years ago
I was mystery reader for first grade and read this book. The kids loved it!! The story kept their attention and they were laughing and trying to guess what would happen next! My only "complaint" is that the top part of the book arrived damaged. It was bent. :(
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