Friday, January 31, 2014
Book Review - Paul Meets Bernadette
About the Book
Paul is a fish who used to go around in circles. He made big circles and little circles. He circled from left to right and from right to left. He circled from top to bottom and from bottom to top. What else was there to do? Until one day Bernadette drops in and shows Paul that there is a whole world out there, right outside his bowl, with so many things to see. A banana-shaped boat! A blue elephant with a spoutlike trunk (be quiet when she’s feeding her babies)! A lovely lunetta butterfly, with tortoise-shell rims! Simple saturated paintings play off this charming ode to an active imagination — and the way that life changes when a bewitching creature opens your eyes.
My Take on the Book
Rosy Lamb has written a story about two fish who look at everyday objects from the fish's point of view. It is an interesting concept and one I had never thought of before.
Bernadette joins Paul in his fish bowl and begins to tell him about the things they can see outside the fish bowl. She tells him a banana is a boat and a teapot is an elephant.
As you look at the objects and listen to Bernadette it will give you a new perspective on everyday objects. There is a lot of imagination here by the author to deliver a story from a fish's point of view.
After reading the story it may be fun for you and your child to pretend to be fish and look at other everyday objects and imagine what a fish may think it is. You may be surprised at the responses your child and you create.
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