Children's Books Food Chain

ISBN 13: 9781845079291

Food Chain

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This simple, vivid story follows the food chain created when a naughty boy throws a goldfish down the toilet: it reaches the sea and is soon eaten by a larger fish, and it in turn is eaten by a larger fish ... The chain eventually works its way round in a full circle with dramatic results. A memorable picture book from the successful author of many picture books.

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M. P. Robertson is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books. His many books include The Egg, The Dragon Snatcher, Frank 'n' Stan, Food Chain, Hieronymus Betts and His Unusual Pets, and Ice Trap!, written by Meredith Hooper. He lives with his family in Wiltshire, U.K.

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K-Gr 2–It is difficult to pinpoint an audience for this book. The simple words are appropriate for preschoolers or beginning readers, but the gruesome pictures are likely to be too scary for most young children. A cute little fish in a bowl is dumped into a toilet by a naughty boy. The child is shown sitting on said toilet as the poor creature follows a long smelly pipe to the big ocean, where it is promptly swallowed by a bigger fish. The bigger-fish-eating-smaller-fish plot goes on for a few pages until the largest fish is caught by a fisherman and is eaten by the naughty boy. The thought of him ultimately eating his former pet is bad enough, but the story doesn't end there. The boy goes swimming at the beach where he is swallowed by a huge whale that is inexplicably close to the shore. But the lucky child escapes through the creature's blowhole. So what exactly is the message here? Bad boys win? The book blurb describes the story as funny, quirky, and clever, but the pen and watercolor illustrations of toothy, bulbous-eyed fish devouring one another is more disturbing than entertaining.–Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CTα(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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