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Fish On A Walk

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Ein Erzählbilderbuch: Ein Buch mit wenig Text, könnte man diesen Band nennen. Keine vorgegebene Erzählung wird hier angeboten, vielmehr werden die Lesenden aufgefordert, selbst eine Geschichte zu entdecken und zu formulieren. Jede Doppelseite beinhaltet ein Leitthema, sei es "Angst haben - Mut zeigen", "Allein sein - Zusammenhalten" oder " Vor Glück strahlen - Traurig sein ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Enchanted Lion Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
The pairing of word-opposites (28 words altogether) and 2-page illustrations makes for an amusing experience. Muggenthaler's illustrations are so dense with witty detail and eyes everywhere. Even if there were no words, this book would be very rewarding. Cranky-Kind and Lazy-Hardworking are her best synchronizing of text and visual, while Usual-Unusual is mostly I usual. The swing frozen forward with no rider on Alone-Together is a background detail that is almost chilling. Several of the scenes ...more
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-teen
Fish on a Walk is an amusing collection of entertaining illustrations, each with a two word story prompt. The pictures are imaginative, detailed and great fun. However, I would not recommend this for everyone’s storytime – some caregivers might take offense to some of the more outlandish behaviors represented. My favorite is a cowboy hat wearing cactus hanging out in a flowerbox, smoking a cigarette. The observant reader will find many such small nuances, but I am not so sure that parents and ca ...more
Christine Turner

Readers are invited to invent their own stories by looking at a series of detailed illustrations.

A beautifully illustrated picture book, Fish On A Walk has no text other than two thematic words at the bottom of each spread. This unusual format suggests ideas that are central to each illustration without telling the story, thereby encouraging children to imagine and invent their own. A perfect circle time book, Fish On A Walk invites children to giggle together and share their elaborations. Packe
Kristina Jean Lareau
This German translation of opposites is a veritable earch and find! Stylistically it reminds me of Shaun Tan's work because of the layers and business of the illustrations--though nor quite to Tan's level of detailed artistry.

THis is definitely a book to look at multiple times as various illustrations reappear throughout the work and it is just such an unusual read!
A great book to encourage kids to look closely, to develop narrative skills and visual literacy. It's not always immediately apparant how the words are enacted in the pictures -- and kids can bring their own interpretation to them. An unusual, open-ended book with amusing illustrations (great characterization of emotions, expressions of animal characters and a very European feel: author/illustrator is from Germany).
Rachel Jones
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kidsbooks2016
This book should probably come with a warning that it's only for kids with big imaginations, kids who want to be writers or parents who still have plenty of functioning brainpower at bedtime. Each page is a funny, detail-filled scene with just two adjectives listed instead of a story. It's up to the reader to make something up!
Conni Strittmatter
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very cool picture book. Each page has only two words, which are opposites of each other. The pictures are elaborate scenes that depict those two words in many ways. I used it as a search and find book with my son, having him look for as many instances of things alone and together, happy and sad, jealous and accepting, and more. A wonderful way to learn some abstract concepts for young children.
Rebecca Ann
Jan 28, 2013 rated it liked it
This is an interesting/odd book. You basically tell your own story using two words at the bottom of each page and a really busy, colorful picture. I'm not sure I really want to work that hard for my story, lol, but I can see a lot of kids liking this for an independent or one on one read. The illustrations are really something.
Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a book of opposites. Each page has 2 words which are opposites ie scared/brave. The pictures are pretty cute and there is a lot to look at to see all the opposites. The title perplexed me, but when you read the page it is feature on usual/unusual you get it!
Feb 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Very very simple two word per page showing opposites. Bit different than your typical opposite book for young children. I really enjoyed the creative illustrations but would have rather seen a more detailed story accompanying the detailed art work.
The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
A mostly wordless book. Below each elaborately illustrated page is two words - antonyms. You have to search the picture to find which people/things/scenarios illustrate each of the words.

As you might imagine, illustrations are really good!
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Lorna by: Carrie G.
Shelves: picturebooks
Each two spread page is its own little vignette with just two words associated with them. It's up to the reader to determine how these words apply to the whimsical and intricate images. I think the images would make for great writing prompts.

Rebecca Plaza
For discussion and inspiration. Reminded me of Harris Burdick. Illustrated, but open to interpretation and HOTS. Adjective opposites. European illustrator-toadstools and environments add to charm of book.
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it
This book has really simple text (sort of) and really complicated illustrations about opposites. It would be best read one-on-one, not during a storytime.
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lovely pictures; comparisons on each page are fun to find when reading this book.
Carrie Gelson
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Nearly wordless. Only two words on each page - opposites and a very detailed picture to explore. Wonderful book for reading the pictures
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Opposites....very simple but great book to engage in opposites with children! Novel idea!
Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Readers are invited to invent their own stories by looking at a series of detailed illustrations.
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Eva Muggenthaler was born in 1971 in Fürth and studied illustration and graphic design at the College of Design in Hamburg. She is one of Germany’s most popular illustrators. Eva has been nominated for the German Youth Literature Prize for two of her many picture books. She lives in Schwabstedt with her family.
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