Monday, December 1, 2008

Nicky the Flying Fish

 

Madlen Krushev (1998)
The Magical Realm of Books
ISBN 9780982042601
Reviewed by Madeline (age 7) and Sophia (age 5.5) McElroy for Reader Views (9/08)


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Madeline: I thought this was an interesting short story book about Nicky the flying fish. It was fun to read. I learned a lot about rainbow fish. I think I liked the drawings as much as the story. It was funny when Nicky started flying to reach the sun, she kept jumping and jumping. I really like all the designs in the inside covers and front page. I think both boys and girls would like to read this book. If you like fish and the ocean you would enjoy this book. Nicky's Mom, Rainbow is really colorful; she has pretty eyelashes. I like her a lot. I hope there are more books about Nicky!
 
Sophia: This is an awesome, happy book about rainbow fish. My favorite part is when Nicky started flying; it looked like fun. I thought the pictures were nice. This book was a little hard to read, but it wasn't too long, it was just right.
 
Parent Comment: "Nicky the Flying Fish" by Madlen Krushev is very colorful (a bit busy) -- the girls really enjoyed the artwork as one can tell from the comments above. I wasn't too excited about the content, but they seemed delighted with it.  I felt the quality of the book (paper choice for cover), binding and the typesetting was sub-par.