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Fish Had a Wish
An I Like to Read® Book Level E
by Michael Garland
Michael Garland, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 9 1/4 x 9 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823423941 | 02-01-2012

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Self-Esteem, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A, K*, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
K: RF.3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL.1-10
1: RF.1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL.1-9
2: RL.1-7

About the Book
Fish has a wish. He wishes he were a bird so he could fly. He wishes he were a skunk and make a big stink . . . or a snake that says HISSSSSSSSS. But after enjoying a delicious mayfly snack, Fish realizes he's happy exactly as he is.

The stunning artwork, which is executed with a unique digi-wood technique, draws from Asian and classical European wildlife art and is both elegant and bold.

AWARDS AND REVIEWS


★"From the beaver's coat to the tiger lily's petals to the snakeskin, this fish tale is a keeper."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books list and Top 25 Children's Books list


About the Series

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!