A Library of the School of EducationDPIUW-Madison School Of EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-Madison LibraryUW-Madison Catalog
Home
About the CCBC
Authors and Illustrators
Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults
CCBC Calendar and Events
CCBC-Net
CCBC Podcasts
CCBC Publications
Intellectual Freedom
Links

Support the CCBC
Support the CCBC
Are you a...K-12 TeacherLibrarianEarly Childhood Care ProviderUW Student / Faculty

This Is a Poem That Heals Fish

by Siméon Jean-Pierre
Illustrated by Olivier Tallec
Translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick


Published by U.S. edition: Enchanted Lion Books, 2007
40 pages
ISBN: 1592700675

Ages 6-10

Arthur’s fish is going to die and he needs an immediate cure. “Leon is going to die of boredom!” he cries to his mother. Taking a deep look at her son and his fish, she smiles and prescribes a poem. “A poem!?” Arthur wonders. Not knowing what a poem is or how to find one, he searches in the cupboards and under the bed. Lolo at the bicycle shop offers this explanation, “A poem, Arthur, is when you are in love and the sky is in your mouth.” Still confused, Arthur presses on. He asks the baker, his neighbor, his pet canary, and his grandma. All offer lyrical sentiments, but none that make sense to Arthur. Not until Arthur speaks to Leon from his heart does he realize what a poem is in a quiet, lyrical, lovely picture book.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


book cover
Book of the Week

ACCESSIBILITY POLICY:
In accordance with the UW-Madison Accessibility Policy, this site makes every effort to comply with the World Wide Web standards defined in the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508, specifically subsections 1194.22 and subsection 1194.31. If you need additional resources or have any questions or concerns about this site, please contact the site administrator for more information.
UW crest