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by Walsh, Liam Francis [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unnumbered pages) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.ISBN: 9781626723337; 1626723338.Subject(s): Fishing stories | Adventure stories | Stories without words | Fishing -- Fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Stories without wordsSummary: "A boy and his dog embark on what is clearly not an ordinary day of fishing." -- Front jacket flap.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>A boy and his dog embark on a fishing journey.<br> Their first catch of the day: a big fat letter F.<br> Their second? A slippery I.<br> After an epic journey beneath the lake's surface, they find what they came for-- a FISH, along with some unanticipated menace from a few other letters.</p> <p>This clever, wordless picture book, by a popular New Yorker cartoonist, is filled with charm and heart and will have no problem swimming its way into the hearts of young readers.</p>

"A boy and his dog embark on what is clearly not an ordinary day of fishing." -- Front jacket flap.

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Horn Book Review

In this nearly wordless picture book, a boy and his dog go fishing and pull in not a fish but a large letter F. I soon follows, and then S, provoking the assumption that an H will conclude this part of the story (by spelling out F-I-S-H). Not so fast. The boy, after reeling in a disappointing letter Q, is then pulled underwater for a mini-adventure where he encounters masses of Hs and other letters swarming like schools of fish in the bold, busy cartoon art. He finally surfaces, triumphant, with that coveted letter H, but the story -- and the word hes spelling -- isnt over, leading to a surprise ending thats foreshadowed from the very start. In Walshs comic-style pen and watercolor illustrations, red alphabet letters stand out against a limited color palette of black, white, and light blue. The pacing is spot-on, with full pages, spreads, and occasional panel art all working together to reel in the laughs, making this more than just another fish story. megan dowd lambert (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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