A Fish Out of Water by Helen PalmerA Fish Out of Water by Helen Palmer

A Fish Out of Water

byHelen Palmer

Picture Books | August 12, 1961

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A classic, comic easy reader about getting a pet!

In this beloved Beginner Book written by Mrs. Dr. Seuss (aka Helen Palmer), a young boy hilariously learns the consequences of not following instructions when he feeds too much to his goldfish—causing it to grow as big as a whale! With delightfully retro illustrations by P.D. Eastman (Go, Dog. Go!),
the message of the book—that getting a pet is a big responsibility—is as true today as it was when the book was published in 1961. Perfect for beginning readers and read-alouds—and anyone getting a pet, especially a fish—it's ideal for birthdays, holidays, and happy occasions of all kinds!
Launched in 1957 with The Cat in the Hat and written specifically for emergent readers, Beginner Books combine an exacting blend of simple words and fun pictures that encourage children to read—all by themselves.

"Comic pictures show how the fish rapidly outgrows its bowl, a vase, a cook pot, a bathtub."--The New York Times.  
HELEN PALMER was a children's book author and editor who—along with her husband, Theordor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)—founded Beginner Books, a division of Random House that specialized in books aimed at Beginning Readers, like The Cat in the Hat.P. D. EASTMAN, a self-described "writer-visualizer," wrote and illustrated many popular c...
Title:A Fish Out of WaterFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:72 pages, 9.31 × 6.81 × 0.37 inPublished:August 12, 1961Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394800230

ISBN - 13:9780394800233

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A childhood favourite!! My Grandma had this book when I was growing up and I LOVED it! I cannot wait to share this book with my own children. Looking forward to rereading it!
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family loves this book! This book was a favorite of my husband when he was a little boy, and now he has been reading it to our two year old. Our son can quote parts of the books by heart- “No more than a spot (of fish food), or something may happen- you never know what!” A great family read!
Date published: 2018-04-20

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Comic pictures show how the fish rapidly outgrows its bowl, a vase, a cook pot, a bathtub".--The New York Times. Full color