Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Feed Your Fish, by Michael Madlener, Earns the CLC Seal of Approval

Terrific Message in a Book that's Fun to Read!

The children's picture book, Feed Your Fish, written by Michael Madlener and illustrated by Patrick Reeves, is a real treat - a fish treat to be exact.  Written in a style reminiscent of the late, great Dr. Suess, this children's picture book is fun to read while packing a powerful message to boot. 

Young Winston is reminded by his mother to feed his fish.  As youngsters are prone to do, the boy finds countless ways to avoid doing as his mother asks.  Eventually, Winston drifts off to sleep, at which point he dreams of an encounter with a fish king who explains to him that it is not nice to deprive his fish of food.  Finally understanding that what he's done is wrong, Winston wakes up and makes good on his responsibility to care for his fish. 

Wonderfully colorful and expressive illustrations are paired well with this book, which comes highly recommend by Children's Literary Classics.  Feed Your Fish earns the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval, a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

Feed Your Fish, written by Michael Madlener, illustrated by Patrick Reeves ISBN#978-1-4560-0895-6