Big Al by Andrew ClementsBig Al by Andrew Clements

Big Al

byAndrew Clements

Paperback | September 1, 1991

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Poor Big Al! He just wants to make friends. And in the whole wide blue sea you can't find a nicer fish. But because Big Al is large and scary-looking, the little fish are afraid to get to know him. What can he do? He tries everything he can think of -- from disguising himself with seaweed to burrowing under the ocean floor so he'll look smaller. But something always goes wrong, and lonely Big Al wonders if he'll ever have a single friend. Then one frightening day, when a fishing net captures the other fish, Big Al gets the chance to prove what a wonderful friend he can be!
Andrew Clements was born in 1949 and grew up in New Jersey and Illinois. After attending college and receiving his degree in English, Clements taught 4th and 8th Grade for seven years. But he didn't have a pemanent position, so when he was laid off, he moved onto the publishing world, and went from being an editor, to sales and marketi...
Title:Big AlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.07 × 8.45 × 0.02 inPublished:September 1, 1991Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INC

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ISBN - 10:0590444557

ISBN - 13:9780590444552

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Al - Big Friend When I began to read Big Al to my son (4 years old), it only took a page or two to have us both wrapped up in the book. The theme of the book, Mr. Clement's phrasing, and Yoshi's incredible illustrations come together to create a story that inspires emotion in the reader (and the listener!) quite unlike any book I have ever read to my children. On the other hand, my six year old daughter did not to enjoy it to the extent that we did, in her words: "I like it, and that's it". Day after day, my son is exciited to read it, and after only two or three readings, he can recite most of it - I think that says it all.
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