Picture Book Review: The Library Fish by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Looking for your next read? Check out The Library Fish by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Kate L.

There was once a library, and a librarian named Mr. Hughes, who one morning found a goldfish on the front steps of the library with a note attached saying that the fish loves stories.

Mr. Hughes decided to name her the Library Fish and from that day on, the goldfish sat on Mr. Hughes’ desk welcoming all visitors. Story time was her favorite part of the day, listening to the librarian read in a LOUD voice or in a whisper about brave or kind characters. Library Fish also loved taking trips in the Bookmobile and admired how Mr. Hughes found the perfect book for every patron. She even thought that the bookmobile loved listening to stories upon hearing the engine’s rumble.

One morning though, no one came because a snowstorm forced the library to stay closed. The Library Fish soon realized that the library may be closed on the outside but it’s open on the inside and she just needed to find a good story. She shot out of her bowl like a rocket ship and settled down with a few good books. She soon heard an engine revving; it was the Bookmobile wanting to hear the stories too. So, the two friends read and read late into the night.

Next day Mr. Hughes found a very sleepy little fish and some unexplained books on the story time rug. Wonder what that could mean?
This sweet picture book will inspire you to pay a visit to your library and discover the world of books, where anyone can find a book to their liking.

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The Library Fish

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