Oh, what a thrill it would be to have a tail and gills! Imagine breathing underwater water! The idea gives me chills.
The little lad in this story is fascinated by fish and the world they live in so he takes the reader on an imaginary adventure under the water as he dreams of what his life would be like if his dreams came true. But wait! What would he have to give up as a little boy if they did? Is there a compromise?
This story-in-rhyme is not only an introduction to the creatures of the watery world for our young readers, but it is also an opportunity for them to share the things they wish for – and reflect on the price they would pay if they actually came true. A chance to think about the meaning of “Be careful what you wish for.”
It’s Easter! Bluey and Bingo think the Bunny has forgotten them again, until a clue takes them on an egg hunt . . .
But these are not ordinary written clues that might be tricky for them to read – these are clues that make them (and the reader) think hard about where they have to look next. But one has them stumped and another takes them to a most unusual place where they have to put their brave on..
And yet, there is still no secret stash. Are Bluey and Bingo so insignificant they are forgettable-again?
There is no doubting the popularity of Bluey and Bingo and to have them feature in a story like this that is not only a situation that young readers will resonate with but also involve them as they help Bluey and her sister solve the clues is perfect. So while they can see the episode itself online or on television, rather than a fleeting glimpse, this print version gives them the chance to take their time, to study the clues and work them out engaging them closely with the illustrations and the story, giving them satisfaction when they finally make the connections. The value of this blue heeler family in the lives of our littlies cannot be underestimated.