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A Place for Fish by Melissa Stewart and Illustrated by Higgins Bond

This fact-filled, colorful look at the amazing world of fish includes a call to action to protect these beautiful creatures.

In this simple introduction to fish and ecology, Melissa Stewart shares with young readers the behavior and beauty of fish and describes specific ways people can help protect them and their natural habitats.

Children learn basic facts about fish, including where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and other animals. Sidebars throughout the book contain information on human action that has harmed fish and on the many ways people can protect threatened fish populations, such as by preserving reefs and other marine habitats and by restricting overfishing in sensitive areas. Pointers on how youngsters can help fish in their own community are also included.

Stewart offers children a glimpse into the interconnectedness of our world and shows how the actions of one species can inadvertently harm another. Bond’s colorful, realistically detailed watercolor illustrations highlight the diversity of fishes and their habitats-from the Lahontan cutthroat trout in Nevada’s lakes to the spotted trunkfish native to Florida’s coral reefs.

Our family happens to be huge fans of Melissa’s writing and the Turkeybird especially loves all the little facts & details he learns while reading her wonderful books. Make sure to read our reviews for A Place for Fish as well as the double review for A Place for Birds & A Place for Frogs. Oh, and you don’t want to miss our 20 Question Interview with Melissa and the Turkeybird!

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3 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – A Place for Fish by Melissa Stewart

  1. The Year of the Picture Book – A Place for Fish by Melissa Stewart:
    A Place for Fish by Melissa Stewart… #kidlit

  2. Raquel says:

    Wonderful job you are doing highlighting so many great picture books!

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