Thursday, April 23, 2020

Review - Little White Fish Deep Beneath the Sea

Little White Fish Deep Beneath the Sea
by Guido Van Genechten
Date: 2020
Publisher: Clavis Publishing
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 18
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

A new book in the Little White Fish series, which has sold over 600,000 copies in twenty countries!

How deep is the sea? Little White Fish is curious. But his friends Little Goldfish, Little Turtle and Octopus warn him: the sea is very deep and very dangerous. Yet Little White Fish wants to know...

An adventurous story about the deep sea for little daredevils ages 2.5 and up

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I know I'm not the audience for this. Still, I expect to find some enjoyment in most of the picture books I read. While this has cute illustrations and decent text, it's really lacking in the plot department, to the point where the whole book seems rather pointless.

Little White Fish wants to know how deep the sea is. So he swims down to find out, ignoring the warnings of his friends. He gets to the bottom, meets a fish, and then goes home. There's no moral or message (except maybe to ignore voices of caution, which doesn't seem like a very good message for a children's picture book).

Thank you to NetGalley and Clavis Publishing for providing a digital ARC.

Premise: 1/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 2/5

Enjoyment: 2/5

Overall: 2.17 out of 5

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