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Papa's Mechanical Fish (2013)

by Candace Fleming(Favorite Author)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 5
0374399085 (ISBN13: 9780374399085)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
review 1: I liked that this book included a bit of a formulaic repetition aspect to it. Machine doesn't work, try again, machine doesn't work, try again. This book is definitely best suited to elementary age children. Hopefully the talk about the scientific elements in the submarine (plunger, air compression, etc.) will encourage readers to ask questions and look into more about this invention! This book would go perfectly with a program on inventions or STEM.
review 2: What an excellent picture book for older readers. This would be great shared one on one with a child as young as kindergarten, or read to a group of 1st-2nd graders. It would also make an excellent gift for a child with a lot of imagination, a budding inventor, or a child who loved to take apart things to
... more see how they worked. If I read this book as a child it would inspire me to keep a notebook full of invention ideas, creating detailed sketches like the one in this book. less
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Enjoyed this semi-historical fiction about a quirky inventor and his family.
Good fun, and I'm intrigued by the historical background!
Two year old Henry enjoys this book a lot.
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