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The story of fish and snail

Format: DVD 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Springdale Free Public Library Audio Visual CDVD 1687
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CDVD 1687
 
 
Summary
Every day, Snail waits for Fish to come home with a new story. Today, Fish's story (about pirates!) is too grand to simply be told: Fish wants to show Snail. But that would mean leaving their familiar world - a scary prospect for Snail, who would rather stay safely at home and pretend to be kittens. Fish scoffs that cats are boring; Snail snaps back. Is this area too small for the two feuding friends? Could this be the end of Fish and Snail?
Today, Fish's story (about pirates!) is too grand to simply be told: Fish wants to show Snail. But that would mean leaving the familiar world of their book--a scary prospect for Snail, who would rather stay safely at home and pretend to be kittens. Fish scoffs that cats are boring; Snail snaps back. Is this book too small for the two feuding friends? Could this be THE END of The Story of Fish and Snail?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The world of books is very real for Fish and Snail; they can move between them. Snail, who clearly appreciates the comfort of a reread, is quite happy where he is and content to wait for Fish to come back and tell him about other books. But when Fish wants Snail to join him in a different book, the two friends argue Snail is defensive about his preferences, and Fish is dismissive of them. Fish splashes away in a huff: Fine, Snail. Good-bye. THE END. Young readers might not absorb the meta construct of the story, but they will certainly understand the horror of a few hastily spoken words and appreciate the amicable resolution. As she did in Blue Chicken (2011), Freedman uses the book as a canvas both the book in the reader's hands and the book of Fish and Snail. The juxtaposition of the muted gray library shelves with the foam green and aquamarine palettes of the books is a nice way to reinforce the idea that stories come to life when readers dive in. In the case of Fish and Snail, that is quite literally the case.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Freedman (Blue Chicken) continues to explore the idea of books as worlds unto themselves, playing with representing three-dimensional objects on two-dimensional pages. The timid snail of the title waits in a goldfish bowl that, readers will quickly see, is actually a spread in a picture book. Snail's friend Fish returns from his daily outing with an invitation: "Ahoy, Snail! Guess what? I found a new book!" Snail's not interested: "I don't want to go into other books," he says. "I like this book." Despite the offer of a secret treasure and a pirate ship, Snail won't budge, and the two part ways angrily: "Fine, Snail. Good-bye. The end." Snail crawls to the edge of his book to see the new book far below, opened to a watery page. "Fish?" he calls uncertainly-and then boldly leaps himself, in a moment of uncharacteristic bravery. The theme of books as doorways into rich new adventures couldn't be more vividly conveyed, and the resolution of the conflict between two sweet friends provides encouragement for other "snails" to try new things. Ages 3-5. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Friendship -- Fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Snails -- Fiction.
Fishes -- Fiction.
Fishes -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Snails -- Juvenile fiction.
Short films.
Children's films.
Publisher [Maumee, Ohio] :Dreamscape Media,2015
Contributors Freedman, Deborah.
Berneis, Susie.
Dreamscape Media.
Participants/Performers Read by Susie Berneis.
Audience Ages 3-8.
Language English
Closed-captioned; read-along subtitles.
Notes Title from web page.
System Details DVD, widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (10 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781633797826
1633797821
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