The three little fish and the big bad shark

Ken Geist

Book - 2007

In this spoof of The three little pigs, Mama tells her three little fish that it's time to seek their fortunes. Jim builds a house of seaweed and Tim builds a house of sand, but it's up to Kim to find the house that will stop the big bad shark's munching and crunching.

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Cartwheel Books/Scholastic c2007.
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : ill
ISBN
9780439719629
0439719623
Main Author
Ken Geist (-)
Other Authors
Julia Gorton (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1— The tale of "The Three Little Pigs" gets an underwater makeover in this snappy yarn. Three little fish swim out into the deep blue sea to build their homes. Jim builds a "weedy little house," Tim builds a "sandy little house," and Kim takes up residence in a sunken ship. It isn't long before the big bad shark shows up at each successive residence, calling "Little fish, little fish, let me come in!" Children will quickly join in the answering refrain, "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!" Gorton's whimsical, computer-drawn scenery and electric color palette set just the right tone for Geist's tongue-in-cheek retelling. The bold font is humorously integrated with the art, appearing inside the shark's mouth for emphasis, or swirling along the current with an escaping fish. This spunky tale is a welcome addition to storytime and picture-book collections.—Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI [Page 97]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

In a spoof of The Three Little Pigs, Jim Fish builds his house of seaweed and Tim Fish builds his house of sand, but Kim Fish smartly sets up house in an old sunken ship to keep the big bad shark from destroying it.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In a spoof of "The Three Little Pigs," Jim Fish builds his house of seaweed and Tim Fish builds his house of sand, but Kim Fish smartly sets up house in an old sunken ship to keep the big bad shark from destroying it.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"Little fish, little fish, let me come in."

"Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!"

"Then I'll munch, and I'll crunch, and I'll smash your house in!"

Mama tells her three little fish that it's time to make their own homes. Jim builds his house of seaweed, but the big bad shark munches it up. Tim builds his house of sand, but the shark crunches it up. It's smart Kim who sets up house in an old sunken ship!

Children will delight in this silly story with funny, eye-popping illustrations. And there's foil on the cover!

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A hilarious retelling of THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, with foil on the cover!

"Little fish, little fish, let me come in.""Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!""Then I'll munch, and I'll crunch, and I'll smash your house in!"Mama tells her three little fish that it's time to make their own homes. Jim builds his house of seaweed, but the big bad shark munches it up. Tim builds his house of sand, but the shark crunches it up. It's smart Kim who sets up house in an old sunken ship!Children will delight in this silly story with funny, eye-popping illustrations. And there's foil on the cover!