Book: A Fish Out of Water
Author: Helen Palmer
Year Published: 1961
Genre: Children- beginning readers
Overall Rating: 5 stars
Target Audience: New readers
Setting: A boy’s home and town.
Characters: Otto the Fish, Mr. Carp the pet store owner and a little boy.
Plot: This book follows the story of a little boy who buys a fish and feeds him too much against the advisement of the pet store owner. Because the boy feeds the fish too much, the fish starts to grow bigger and bigger until massive problems occur.
Thoughts: I love this book. I loved it when I was a kid and I still love it now that I am trying to convince my own daughter to read it. It’s simple and funny. The story is fast-paced and entertaining enough to keep even slow and reluctant readers engaged. I recommend this book to all families who have children under the age of 7.