Thursday, October 30, 2014

April Sayre’s Book Trout, Trout, Trout: A Fish Chant

Threespine Stickleback.

Freshwater Drum.

Lake Chub. Creek Chub.

Chum, chum, chum!

Sockeye salmon. Arctic Char.

Mooneye, Walleye,

Gar, gar, gar!

A wildly popular gift for fishermen young and old, this fish chant is a celebration of North American freshwater fish. Rhyme, rhythm, repetition, voice, and wacky illustrations bring this book to life. The backmatter is full of facts about each fish. If you’re studying rivers, streams, lakes, fish, or just how to have fun with words, this book is a great resource, not to mention plain ol’ fun.For standards, see standards page.

Awards & Recognition
  • A Book Sense Pick, Autumn 2004
  • Great Lakes Book Award Winner! This was voted by the children of Michigan.
  • Pick of the List, 2004 -Kids Ink Children's Bookstore, Indianapolis
  • Recommended read-aloud science book. List prepared by education experts, Terrence Young and Coleen Salley -Booklinks
  • Recommended read-aloud science book. List prepared by education experts, Terrence Young and Coleen Salley -Booklinks
Reviews
  • "This is a really cool book with great humorous pictures to share with your favorite little 'fisherperson' around the campfire..." Review by Linda Wright -Book Sense, the publication of independent booksellers nationwide.
  • "Trout, Trout, Trout is one of the funnniest books I have read in a long time...The humor makes it a huge success for children but also a winner with adults, an unexpected bonus when you are reading three or four books a night..." Review by Colleen Mondor. -Eclectica Magazine
  • "This ingenious collaboration of science, rhythm, and fishy madness is an invitation to the reader to join the chant!" Review by Meribeth Shank. -Miami Family Magazine
  • "One of the best children's books of recent years" -Harold Macfarland, Amazon review
  • "My whole family loves it! This is just such a good book that words won't do it justice. It has to be seen and read to be truly appreciated. I know it calls itself a "fish chant", but for my four year-old son it is a 'fish holler'" -Book Mom, Amazon review
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Grade Range:
K-8
ISBN:
1-55971-889-7
Publish Date:
Spring, 2004
Publisher:
NorthWord






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