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A fish named Glub

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AD: Adult Directed 490L
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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Level 2.5, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 490L
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Grouped Work ID206d1a49-c2e4-153e-eb72-51f0e5a5c245
Grouping Titlefish named glub
Grouping Authordan bar el
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-12-01 04:16:57AM
Last Indexed2020-12-01 04:44:04AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

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authorBar-el, Dan
author2-roleBisaillon, Joséeillustrator.
author_displayBar-el, Dan
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Mountain Road Library
Odenton Library
Severn Library
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Mountain Road Library - Children's Fiction
Odenton Library - Children's Fiction
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Severn Library - Children's Fiction

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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Severn Library
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:feafe2b8-189c-40ea-811a-c06a92db65cbeBookeBookEnglishKids Can Press Ltd.2014
ils:a1094554BookBooksEnglishKids Can Press, [2014]32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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subject_facetDiners (Restaurants) -- Fiction
Diners (Restaurants) -- Juvenile fiction
Dreams -- Fiction
Dreams -- Juvenile fiction
Fishes -- Fiction
Fishes -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Picture books for children
title_displayA fish named Glub
title_fullA Fish Named Glub
A fish named Glub / written by Dan Bar-el ; illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
title_shortA fish named Glub
topic_facetDiners (Restaurants)
Juvenile Fiction
Picture Book Fiction