Ate his tank mates A bully doesn t generally destroy others he wants them to live so he can bully them again I also felt that the story ended rather abruptly without the sense of closure I expect in picture book stories It bothered me too that when Ugly Fish finally did feel lonely and began to act friendly he wasn t rewarded for the change in attitude Nevertheless despite these problems I think this book would generate a lot of discussion if read to a child or used in a classroom Great illustrations and a cautionary tale everyone sometimes needs to be reminded of regardless of their age If you act like a jerk someone is going to settle your hash sooner or later Now rest assured Ms Lareau does not use language or later Now rest assured Ms Lareau does not use language jerk anywhere
"in this book "this book it is about a pretty but greedy fish who did not want to share his home despite repeated attempts to provide him with friends When he finally comes around to the idea that it might be nice to have some company his next friend isn t much interested in him She presents the tale in a way that both surprises and horrifies through
in many repeated presentations at story time ids love this story and understand it they aren t scared ormany repeated presentations at story time The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History kids love this story and understand it they aren t scared or Parents and other adults sometimes react in surprise and horror because the outcome is not saccharine as mostids books Epic Definitely caught my listener s attentionAlways a pleasure this time my listener acted it out The eponymous Ugly Fish enjoys having his tank to himself in this darkly amusing picture book from author Kara LaReau and illustrator Scott Magoon Each new fish that is added to the tank is eaten by our ugly piscine hero until loneliness prompts him to try a new tack Unfortunately for him the new addition to the tank Shiny Fish is just like him only biggerThe ending of Ugly Fish is sure to raise some eyebrows amongst those who expect picture book fare to be sweet and light with edifying morals For those who enjoy Jon Klassen style tales with a dark pointed sense of humor however it will probably be just the ticket Parents and librarians be warned the ending here view spoilerUgly Fish is eaten by Shiny Fish hide spoiler. Fident any From Kara LaReau author of the Rocko and Spanky series here is an irreverent and terrifically funny book about a bully who at last gets his comeuppan. .
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fit inside another s mouth IT WILLUgly Fish nows that lesson well He is big fish and fish in his tank and he is fine with that When another fish is introduced well Ugly Fish isn t about to share his auatic abode Down the hatch they goHey it s a dog eat dog fish eat fish worldI guess some people see this book as having an anti bullying message but it doesn t really Even if Ugly Fish had been sweet as pie to his finned fellows he still would have view spoilercome to a sad and crunchy end hide spoiler Ugly Fish is an onlyfish until one day a new fish appears in his tank He chases it around and then eats it Ditto the next roommate and the next and the next When he s finally alone the way he likes it he realizes that he enjoyed having someone around to chase maybe he shouldn t have eaten all of his new friendscan fit inside another s mouth IT WILLUgly Fish nows that lesson well He is big fish and
The next fish that gets introduced to the tank is a big fish a BIGGERnext fish that gets introduced to the tank is a big fish a BIGGER and Ugly Fish goes out of his way to make the new fish feel welcome he s going to do things right this time And thenLet s just say you don t want to be the smaller fishAmusing Ugly fish looks like a little green box with a grumpy expression and angry unslept eyes Great illustrations Scott MagoonFrom the inside flap Ugly Fish is ugly and big and mean And he ll never share his driftwood tunnel or his special briny flakes with ANYONE This is a humorous book about bullying and arma interesting uote Ugly Fish chased Teensy Fish around the tank And then he ate him pp 9 10 unpaged I liked this story but oddly I never caught on that it was a story about bullying until I read the author information on the back flap of the dust jacket I just thought it was a story about how the tables can be turned on mean and self centered people and how those who are mean to others can be the victims of meanness in turn I think what disconnected the bullying idea from the story for me was the fact that Ugly Fish. Showing up in his tank have got to go But then one day someone bigger and uglier and maybe even meaner arrives and suddenly Ugly Fish isn't feeling uite so con. Loved the pictures good moral entertaining story The ids laughed a few times enjoyed the anticipation of discovering what
"lesson ugly fish "Ugly Fish going learn I enjoyed that this was a book aimed at bullies instead of a book aimed at those who are bullied Bullying reuires a victim and an aggressor and it s a problem that needs to be addressed from both angles This book takes a look at the aggressive side of the euation in a way that is engaging probably subtle for many ids and in a way that opens the door for adults to discuss this issue with ids in a natural conversation I thought this was a well done entertaining book And I loved the way Ugly Fish the fish was drawn He was so ugly he was cute Ugly Fish
IS THE RULER OF HIS TANK AND HE LIKESthe RULER of his tank and he likes things his own way He likes having his flakes each day and he likes swimming around but what he doesn t like is sharing any of those things with other fishWhen they enter the tank with their friendly smiles and happy attitudes he has a very special way of dealing with themHe EATS THEMUgly Fish is content to live his solitary life until one day he has a change of heart and wouldn t you now it in comes Smiley Fisha much larger and less talkative tank mate who may just be prepared to give Ugly Fish a taste of his own medicineKids will love seeing Ugly Fish as he grumps around his tank and the uick way he snaps up the new fish but they will also see that being mean and not sharing is not the best way to find friends Adults will love the semi dark humor The illustrations are in soft gray shades but are fun to look atA funny read with one heck of a turn around ending Six and four year old love this one though to be honest I think the fact that they own a fish tank made them the think the moral of the story was Of COURSE you don t put fish with big mouths into the same tank as littler fish rather than an anti bullyingyou get what s coming to you message that was obviously intended great illustrations and a fun read aloud to make different voices for each fish About ten years ago I happened on a complete auarium 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate kit at a yard sale for only eight bucks What a deal right Of. Ugly Fish is ugly and big and mean and he won't share his driftwood tunnel or his special briny flakes with anyone And that means the wimpy little fish whoeep.