|Fishy Tales on Amazon|
This is part of the DK Readers series, which includes 4 levels for you to choose from to match your child's reading ability. The levels include:
- Pre-Level 1 - Learning to Read - These books include simple sentences to introduce and reinforce vocabulary.
- Level 1 - Beginning to Read - Books which have short and simple stories to engage interest.
- Level 2 – Beginning to Read Alone - Books with longer stories to develop fluency and understanding.
- Level 3 – Reading Alone - These include more complex stories to build confidence in reading.
Fishy Tales & Friends
Fishy Tales is a DK Reader in the Pre-Level 1, for children ages 4-6. The Fishy Tales story takes a journey in the deep blue sea where we see fish swim through through a coral reef. There is also a starfish on the sandy ocean floor and a jellyfish floating up and down in the waves, plus pages about the sea turtle, Sea horses, jellyfish, sharks, octopuses, crabs, eels, rays and dolphins.
There are 12 different sea-life creatures shown in two-page spreads with color pictures and simple one sentence descriptions. Each sea animal has words that describe different parts of the animal.
For instance, the turtle page says:
Turtles – The turtles play in the ocean.
The words Shell and Flipper are labels which point to those matching parts on the turtle.
|Terrance Turtle reading Fishy Tales|
A handmade plush tortoise from my Etsy Toybox loves reading about the sea turtle who lives in the deep blue sea. This plush turtle is named Terrance (Terry for short) and he is hand-crocheted.
|Terry the Turtle|
Crabs & Clams
My Etsy Shop currently has several toy clams, like this little yellow yarn clam in her clamshell. They are fascinated by the ocean crabs who can hide in the coral and in big shells. She can imagine how much fun it would be to be 'real' and live by the seashore like the crabs in this story.
|Plush Clam in Clam Shell - Etsy|
Yellow clam loves the sandy beach, but she'd be just as happy living in a child's toy box or reading books with a child. She could also be a friendly plushie sitting on your desk.
Colorful fishies swim everywhere through the Coral reef and elsewhere in the ocean. This plush toy tropical fish pretends he could join them when he reads about them in the book.
|Plush Toy Tropical Fish|
The Tropical fish in my Etsy Shop is handmade in the Amigurumi style of crochet. Fish has two back fins, two side fins, one top fin and one bottom fin -- all crocheted in royal blue yarn. He is stuffed with non-allergenic polyfil and measures 12 inches long from nose to the top of back fins and about 4 inches across the body. Fish is 6" tall from bottom fin to top fin.
The many toy octopuses in my Etsy Shop find the page about the octopus in the storybook Fishy Tales to be their favorite, of course. Two of these plush yarn octopuses are busy reading about the octopuses who live in the sea.
My favorite page in Fishy Tales is the one about the dolphin, as there are multiple dolphins in plush in my Etsy crochet toybox. And, since I live near the ocean, I also get to see real dolphins swimming and leaping in the sea close to my nearest beach.
|Plush Toy Crochet Bottlenose Dolphin|
My current dolphins measures about 14 inches long and 9 inches across the side fins. They are about 3.5 inches high (6 inches at the dorsal fin). The eyes are craft safety eyes.
Any child would enjoy reading all about these marvelous sea creatures shown here in Fishy Tales. And we hope you have enjoyed the featured crochet plush sea animals who have also enjoyed reading about the real-life sea animals which were their creators' inspiration in crochet.
- For more DK Reader books for pre-school and older children, visit their website at DK.com.
- Fishy Tales on Amazon
- Fishy Tales at Walmart
- Handmade with Love Plush Sea Animals Shown Here are available at Coastal Crochet Crafts on Etsy
*Children's book review of Fishy Tales by Wednesday-Elf
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