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If a Dolphin Were a Fish

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Join Delfina the dolphin as she imagines that she becomes other sea animals: a fish, a sea turtle, a pelican, an octopus, a shark, even a manatee! The incredible morphing illustrations will have children laughing as they learn about the real differences between these ocean animals and their respective classes.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Arbordale Publishing
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Andrew Hunt
Informativeness: 7/10
Characterization: 3/10
Plot: 2/10
Pictures: 9/10
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Dec 10, 2014 ACS Book-finder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delfina is a dolphin who wonders what it might be like to be another animal. The reader learns about other animals and how they live compared to Delfina, the dolphin.

The illustrations are wonderful and help to keep the reader engaged. They flow (like water) with a gentle artistry and the use of watercolors is beautifully executed. This is a beautifully written story - simply stated but engaging and educational. I recommend this book to everyone especially elementary children. There is a section
"If a Dolphin were a Fish" is a wonderful book, filled with interesting and detailed illustrations. This book would be a wonderful addition to an ocean unit or a multi-cultural unit. The concept of the book is to understand that every creature is unique in their own way. Its an easy, yet enticing read for elementary ages. Included are three learning activity pages to get the reader involved in with the the many themes of the book. Its a must have!
Kaycee Greenwood
Sep 22, 2014 Kaycee Greenwood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is awesome for teachers! This could be a great way to introduce sea life to students in a way that they could understand. What excited me the most is the content in the back of the book. It has all types of facts about dolphins and creative activities. This book is very classroom friendly.
Emma Biays
Sep 22, 2014 Emma Biays rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If a Dolphin Were a Fish is a creative story about a single dolphin and what makes her different from other sea creatures. It makes learning facts extremely easy and fun. It is personalized, so it helps kids relate to the story and each animal. It gives interesting and accurate facts, and even has extra facts at the end. This book could be extremely helpful to teachers and students alike.
Megan Dorcas
Sep 23, 2014 Megan Dorcas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book not only tells a story, but is very informative. It teaches about not only dolphins, but many other animals you could find in the water. This would be a good book for kids to read for science, or just when they are learning about water-life in general.
Apr 27, 2016 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful concept book about what makes a dolphin a dolphin. Almost an exploration of the dolphin as a mammal, but not quite. We really enjoyed the colorful pictures.
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