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Fish and Wave



written and illustrated by
Sergio Ruzzier

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
HarperAlley
ISBN
9780063076679
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Fish and Wave is the latest offering from Sergio Ruzzier in I Can Read Comics, an early reader line that familiarizes children with the world of graphic novel storytelling and encourages visual literacy in emerging readers.

Fish returns for another adventure at sea in Fish and Wave by the inimitable Sergio Ruzzier. Fish and Wave is a Level One I Can Read Comic, perfect for shared reading with young readers new to graphic novel storytelling.

Full-color illustrations. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

E

AR

0.7: points 0.5

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2022

Book Genres

Beginning Reader, Graphic Novels

Topics

Fish. Waves (ocean). Friends. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3-One day, Fish gets up early to try to find a new friend to play with. He meets a little wave and he thinks he's found a friendly friend, but Wave overwhelms and scares Fish when he suddenly gets bigger and rises. Wave apologizes and explains that rising is a part of his nature. When he rises again, the two work together to find a way to have the ride of their lives. This book not only introduces the friendly Fish character but also serves as an introduction for beginning readers into the world of graphic novels. Billed as a Level 1 comic, with simple art and just enough words to tell its equally simple story, it reads more on a preschool level than elementary. The art does not adequately complement the story; some panels tells readers what characters are doing without showing those characters, and other panels show the characters but have no words describing their actions or intent. As a result, the story has a defined beginning, middle and end, but it still feels incomplete. VERDICT A decent entry to introduce young readers to graphic novels, but poor use of panels keeps it from standing out.-Erik Knapp

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3-One day, Fish gets up early to try to find a new friend to play with. He meets a little wave and he thinks he's found a friendly friend, but Wave overwhelms and scares Fish when he suddenly gets bigger and rises. Wave apologizes and explains that rising is a part of his nature. When he rises again, the two work together to find a way to have the ride of their lives. This book not only introduces the friendly Fish character but also serves as an introduction for beginning readers into the world of graphic novels. Billed as a Level 1 comic, with simple art and just enough words to tell its equally simple story, it reads more on a preschool level than elementary. The art does not adequately complement the story; some panels tells readers what characters are doing without showing those characters, and other panels show the characters but have no words describing their actions or intent. As a result, the story has a defined beginning, middle and end, but it still feels incomplete. VERDICT A decent entry to introduce young readers to graphic novels, but poor use of panels keeps it from standing out.-Erik Knapp

Grades K-1
Emergent Readers Plus
For Grades K-1

Engaging short texts and large type for children who are beginning to read. Books feature familiar vocabulary and natural repetition as well as playful hooks to pull in readers. With artwork and layout designed to enhance comprehension, these books foster pleasurable and successful early reading experience.

14 books per Year
$228.76 per Year
Interests
Beginning Readers,ESL,Fiction,Picture Books,Storytime/Read Alouds
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