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Give Me Back My Dad!

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Cheryl and her dad go ice fishing, but it turns out that the fish are pretty smart. They are trying to catch the people right back. In the end, Cheryl and her father bring home something really good... and it's not a fish at all.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Scholastic Canada (first published January 1st 2011)
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Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cheryl and her father decide to go ice fishing. While prepping the hole, Cheryl's father reminds her that these fish are smart and will do all in their power not to be caught. Cheryl scoffs at the warning and prepares to fish, but is soon caught up in one of the fish traps. Her father fights back and forces the fish to bargain. However, these fish are not done yet, trying to lure a larger catch in the form of Cheryl's father overboard. When that seems to work, Cheryl must negotiate in return. By ...more
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Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Honesty the story was repeating kinda first the daughter was taken then same thing happened with the dad and they both come back . although It makes me sad for the fishes knowing how sad the son was for his father awwwwwwwww
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book for a Canadian child. I think this will be a favourite of my sons dad to read to him one day!
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love love loved this one!! so funny! made me literally laugh out loud! "be careful of the fish, cuz they are very smart". A dad and daughter go ice fishing.. they cast a line but aren't catching anything.. until a line pops up out of the water with a choc bar on it! the fish are fishing for people! so funny! I'd never read this one, but to me it's a classic! one of the best ones!!
paige turner ♡
I love, love, love this story!

I don't even know what I was expecting when I started reading this book, but it was way better than I could have ever hoped for.

I laughed a lot during this story, I loved how the fish went fishing for people, and the people went fishing for fish, and there seemed to be this weird warlike thing going on.

I started laughing hard when Cheryl took the bait and got dragged in the water by the fish, and the dad was like "Give me back my daughter," and the fish replied w
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Give Me Back My Dad is a very funny book. A girl named Cheryl goes ice fishing with her dad. She gets very impatient and when her dad says "Be careful, the fish are smart," she doesn't listen to him and she grabs a candy bar that pulls her under the ice. The father trades a baby fish for his daughter and then her dad gets pulled under by a $50,000 bill and Cheryl trades a daddy fish for her dad and her dad still has the bill which means they go back to town and Cheryl gets her own brand new snow ...more
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Who is smarter, a human or a fish. There are some pretty smart and pretty tricky fish in this book. It will take a master genius to outwit them. The story has some problems, like does a $50,000 bill actually exist. Overall it’s a fun read.
Emily Geilman
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-grade
Great for read aloud
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Apr 16, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm confused cause the fish talks and how could a kid carry a dad?! And if you are being dragged by a line you should just let go! It's easy! The book is about a baby fish and a daddy fish well it's about two dad ones a fish and ones a person and two babies. A baby fish and a person. I loved all the characters because they made it fair. I liked this book and would recommend it to other people.
Tracy Morton
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A cute book. This would be a good book for a dad to read to the kids. The story is about ice fishing.
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute. Typical Munsch/Martchenko fare. Enjoyable but doesn't stand out in their whole body of work. Could be used to talk about safety on the ice.
Christine Rains
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
A girl and her dad go ice fishing. Dad warns her that the fish are smart, but she doesn't realize just how smart!

Very cute. Makes my six-year-old laugh out loud. Love the illustrations.
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Shelves: kids, munsch
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Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Fordham University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and from Boston University in 1971 with a Master of Arts degree in anthropology.

He studied to become a Jesuit priest, but decided he would rather work with children after jobs at orphanages and daycare centers. In 1973, he received a Master of Education in Chil

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