A fish named Glub

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In this truly original picture book, a fish named Glub ponders the big questions (?Who am I? ?What do I need? ?Where do I belong?) as he looks out from his fishbowl at the end of the counter at Foster G. Willikers's diner. For every one of his questions, Glub instantly receives an answer via the variety of conversations he overhears, as the colorful people who frequent the diner go about the business of their lives. At the same time, all these people, including Foster, are finding some answers of their own as they look back at Glub swimming around in his bowl. Rich yet accessible collage-style illustrations by Josée Bisaillon warmly invite readers into Glub's world on each of the spreads of this unique book, while the text alternates between the poetry-inspired thoughts of Glub and the lively dialogue of the humans. What award-winning children's author and storyteller Dan Bar-el manages to do in this moving and optimistic book is to present two different layers within one story. There is the delightful, simple narrative about what happens to Glub and the people in the diner --- a fun, humorous read-aloud, perfect for storytime. But there is also a more reflective and poignant tale here of love, self-discovery and hope, which provide an opportunity for deeper reading, understanding and critical thinking, and which would make an excellent resource for a character education lesson on dealing with feelings.
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Grouping Title fish named glub
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Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-21 22:48:32PM
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In this lyrical story about friendship and the power of dreams, a small and ordinary fish named Glub asks himself the big questions in life as he observes life in the diner beyond his fishbowl. Who am I? Where do I belong? The lively characters around him provide unexpected answers, but soon it's Glub who reveals answers to their questions — and their hearts' true desires. The small and ordinary fish discovers that life can be extraordinary. You just have to ask ...

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subject_facet Diners (Restaurants) -- Juvenile fiction, Dreams -- Juvenile fiction, Fishes -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
title_display A fish named Glub
title_full A Fish Named Glub, A fish named Glub / written by Dan Bar-el ; illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
title_short A fish named Glub
topic_facet Diners (Restaurants), Dreams, Fishes, Friendship, Juvenile Fiction, Picture Book Fiction