114th out of 311 books — 90 voters
"On a deep-blue background, the words 'blue sea' appear...and then the first of Crews's eye-filling paintings....The author and illustrator of Rain have invented another winner."--Publishers Weekly.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published April 20th 1992 by Greenwillow Books
(first published 1979)
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Very simple graphics, very simple text. I thought it might be hard for the babies to follow the story and I'm not sure they did but they just stared at me through the whole thing! Outside of a little voice change for the size of the fish it seemed boring to me, but they were engrossed. Go figure. I used it for narrative skills and retold it with a flannelboard.
Jun 17, 2012 Lindsey rated it 4 of 5 stars
Loads of repetition about a little fish, big fish, bigger fish, and biggest fish as one tries to eat the other. In the chase, they pass through a small hole, then a smaller hole, and finally the smallest hole. This is a patterned story perfect for beginning ELLs.