Saturday, August 2, 2008

Fish Facts

My best friend from high school just emailed me some great photos from her summer camping trip in Mammoth. This one is my favorite (note the cute flower hat!) and it looks like it was taken on Lake Mary. My sister,brother and I would go fishing on this lake every summer as kids. Ahhhh....... a dose of good old summer day childhood nostalgia.

Last night I read another Lemniscaat book, Like People by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert ( a German husband and wife team). Although it was a bit long for my restless little ones (probably because of the ice-cream/sugar high before bed), it did have some amazing and fun facts that stuck with my son. For instance, "Some fish fathers brood their kids in their mouths. When there is danger, the children swim back in quick." I think he saw that one in Nemo, although this explains it.

The Schubert's watercolor illustrations are quite realistic and beautiful and the animal characters in this book are sweet and whimsical, like the image of a bear petting and cuddling a baby hedgehog. I must say, some of the animal scenes are absolutely hilarious, like this one of a father kiwi protecting his young. Ouch!!!!!!!


  1. I'm so happy to find your site. I love children's book reviews, and appreciate yours.


  2. Thank you Pam. Hey, I love your silly face photo : )


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