Fish and Sun by Sergio Ruzzier


Fish and Sun by Sergio Ruzzier. Harper Alley, 2021.  9780063076631

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5

Format:  Paperback

What did you like about the book?  A new “I Can Read Comics” series for early readers that is sure to entertain elementary students and engage preschoolers for shared reading.  The simple text and watercolor illustrations are a great introduction to comics in this friendship tale between Fish and Sun.   Fish is bored and cold so he sticks his head outside the ocean and meets the Sun.  Now he is warm and he has a new friend for play and fun tricks.  When the Sun begins to set, Fish becomes sad he will not see his friend again.  Everything becomes cold, dark and boring again.   Then, the next day Fish swims out to find the Sun to play all day and every day after. The graphic novel storytelling format is of high interest for emerging readers and supports visual literacy skills.   There are eight books in this new series and each contains a guide on how-to-read comic books and cartooning basics.

Anything you did not like about the book. No

To whom would you recommend this book?  A nice friendship story and super introduction to young readers to comics and graphic novels.

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, elementary schools, home and public libraries. 

Where would you shelve it? Early Reader

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Julie Durmis, L.G. Nourse Elementary School, Norton, Massachusetts

Date of review: August 22, 2021

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