I read “The Tale of the Clownfish and the Great Shark” by Lily Lexington on Kindle. I knew nothing about the book or author before starting other than it was a book for children and the fish was a Clownfish like the main characters of “Finding Nemo”. While I have to admit as a first time mom to be, I don’t know a lot about books for children yet, the idea of a “fun rhyming kids book” as this was described on Amazon, was a new concept to me, one I was eager to try out.
The book is made up of very colorful and accurate pictures of sea creatures, complete with adorable expressions on each of their faces. It quickly sets up the rhyming story of Jasper, our main character, a lovable yet flawed Clownfish, who is destined to find trouble.
By the second page I noticed something rather extraordinary about the book. Not only would children get to see amazing illustrations of these animals, the text was educating them about the animals as well.
It wasn’t just our main character we learn about, we also learned a bit about eels and I learned things I didn’t know about whales, so the potential is there for parents to learn alongside their children.
I really enjoyed all parts of this story, the pictures, the rhymes and the potential to learn. I definitely will have to get this in a hardback form so my child and I can enjoy the tactile sensation of reading it together, and check out more books by this author, who, I learned has many including several that rhyme.
Rating – five baby booties out of five