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"Little fish, little fish, let me come in." "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!" "Then I'll munch, and I'll crunch, and I'll smash your house in!" Mama tells her three little fish that it's time to make their own homes. Jim builds his house of seaweed, but the big bad shark munches it up. Tim builds his house of sand, but the shark crunches it up. It's smart Kim who set"Little fish, little fish, let me come in." "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!" "Then I'll munch, and I'll crunch, and I'll smash your house in!" Mama tells her three little fish that it's time to make their own homes. Jim builds his house of seaweed, but the big bad shark munches it up. Tim builds his house of sand, but the shark crunches it up. It's smart Kim who sets up house in an old sunken ship! Children will delight in this silly story with funny, eye-popping illustrations. And there's foil on the cover!...

Title : The Three Little Fish And The Big Bad Shark
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ISBN : 9780545102476
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 377 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Three Little Fish And The Big Bad Shark Reviews

  • Vivian
    2019-02-06 16:33

    It's difficult to tell who likes this re-telling of the "Three Little..." story more -- the child, the story time performer, or the parents! It is so much fun to act out -- arms and hands clapping together as shark jaws, chanting "Little FISH, Little Fish, let me come in" with the response, "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!" If using this in a pre-school library story time, when the story is finished and lead everyone in the "Shamu Shimmy". (to the tune HOKEY POKEY)...You put your right fin in (the children mirror you so put YOUR left "fin" in); you put your right fin out; you put your right fin in and you shake it all about; you do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around; that's what it's all about! (hear tune and see actions here: ).Left fin...dorsal (back) fin...fluke (tail) fin...

  • Dolores Colarosa
    2019-02-18 16:37

    This has to be my all-time favorite read-aloud for this summer's reading theme! I took this book along to my outreach visits to the preschools this year and had such a good time with the "three little pigs and the big bad wolf" concept but with fish and a shark instead. The kids were REALLY into the over-exaggeration of "then along came the BIG...BAD...SHARK!" The houses made of seaweed, sand and eventually a ship let the kids have an opportunity to say whether or not the fish made a wise choice in building materials! An awesome read-aloud! Even read it in toddler storytime and it went over well!

  • VegasGal
    2019-01-31 20:39

    This is a bold and colorful rendition of the classic Three Little Pigs tale set with fish as the main characters, instead of course, piggies. The illustrations bring a lot of whimsy to this well known adventure and will be especially enjoyed by fans of cute fish tales.

  • Christy
    2019-01-26 19:23

    Isabella: This book is good because if you were a fish chased by a shark, you would read this book with your fins. You would be glad to have your fin...gers to read your fish book. (Yes Grandpa SHE made this pun all by herself!

  • BeaCharmed
    2019-02-10 13:18

    Cute re-telling of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. The artwork is busy but the story works. I read it with my class of one and two year olds and it held their attention.

  • Jill
    2019-02-07 17:37

    I would have given this 4 stars except the ending was a bit problematic for me. Why, for instance, could the shark now chomp through the wooden boat? It seems that, realistically, this is something a shark could totally do. Maybe I'm wrong. I don't think kids will think that, though and will enjoy it. I liked how all his teeth fell out doing it, but felt that it was a bit abrupt and didn't flow as well as the rest of the story. Funny to see a shark eating a "salad."

  • Diane
    2019-02-13 15:27

    "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin."

  • K
    2019-02-03 21:31

    My 5-year-old loved this reboot of The Little Pigs."Not by the skin of my finny fin fin"

  • Kristen
    2019-02-17 19:15

    This is a twist on "The Three Little Pigs". I thought it was really well done: the main elements were all still there, the pigs and wolf were just replaced with fish and shark. The pictures were vibrant and the story was entertaining. My daughter and I liked seeing what type of house each of the fish made. The ending is pretty humorous too. My daughter laughed and had to tell her daddy what happened to the mean shark. This is a book I'd re-read with my daughter in a couple months.

  • Hailey Indiere
    2019-01-27 20:18

    The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark (2007) by Ken GeistTraditional Literature The story of the three little fish, is much like that of the three little pigs. Mama tells her three little fish that it's time to go out and make their own homes in the deep blue sea. Jim builds his house of seaweed, but the big bad shark comes along and munches it up. Tim, the second little fish, builds his house of sand, but the big bad shark crunches it up. The third little fish, Kim, was much smarter than her brothers and sets up house in an old sunken ship. When the big bad shark comes along this time he munched and he crunched but he was unable to smash the house in and all of the shark’s teeth fell out!• Ken Geist does an incredible job of keeping the essence of the traditional three pigs tale. He uses similar dialogue for example, "Little fish, little fish, let me come in","Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!", "Then I'll munch, and I'll crunch, and I'll smash your house in". After reading the original tale of The Three Little Pigs, this silly version will catch your attention. • Immediately this book catches my eye because of the foil on the front cover, and the illustrations only get better as you flip through the book. The illustrations by Julia Gorton are eye-popping and vibrant in color. Gorton's, computer-drawn scenery and exciting color palette set the tone for Geist's exciting retelling. The bold font fits right in with the art, appearing inside the shark's mouth for emphasis, or whirling along the current with an escaping fish.

  • Bridget Cabbiness
    2019-02-16 14:41

    “The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark” by Ken Geist is a picture book intended for children in the primary age group, ages five to eight. This book, like the title suggest, is a underwater adaptation to the three little pigs story everyone knows. The fish try to make houses after different underwater items such as sand and seaweed, but the big bad shark keeps destroying them, trying to eat the fish. I gave this book three stars because it really wasn't as creative as I would have liked it to be, by just taking different animals and substituting them for sea creatures didn't blow me away. The illustrations by Julia Gorton are honestly what caught my attention and made me read the book. I feel the front cover which is very shiny with bright colors, will make children want to read the book, and the pictures inside the book are similar and might keep their attention. If I were to use this book with younger readers, I feel like it would be a good read out loud story. Possibly reading other books with different twist on the classic ’Three Little Pigs and the big bad wolf. Overall I was hoping for more from this book, unlike similar twists on the classic such as “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig” I found this story to be too simple.

  • Malinda
    2019-02-03 19:37

    I have always been a HUGE fan of the traditional "The Three Little Bears". When I was a child, my parents would have to read that book to me every night. It was a tradition I have carried on to my little boy. I had came across a re-tell of "The Three Little Bears" and it is almost better! Not to mention the illustrations are awesome and the cover is so eye-pooping for children!The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark is a super-cute-super witty story! It is now not only one of my favorite books, but my sons as well! The story is about a mama fish who tells her three children, it is time for them to go and live on their own and build themselves their own homes. "Jim, Tim and Kim", go and find their own materials from the sea to build them each a home. Until along comes "The BIG BAD shark" who tries to "Munch and crunch and smash their houses in". It is again a race to see what fish can out smart the Big Bad Shark. One of my favorite things about this book, is that it still reads along like the tradition tale, just with different words that fit this story.

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-01-30 20:27

    From our most recent Scholastic book purchase, The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist and illustrated by Julia Gorton is our favorite. The book is a cute spoof on the traditional three little pigs story with the pigs replaced by fish and the wolf by a shark.As the kids are also fans of The Storybook Factory which also retells the story with some singing, we sing certain parts of the book to the same music as the LeapFrog video. Sean and Harriet enjoy singing the book so much that they actually do it as a duet now. It's really cute to listen to. The illustrations for the book are bright and cheery. The shark, while all teeth, isn't a very scary looking shark. Sometimes we stop our singing long enough to admire the details on each page.The only problem with the book is the lettering. I'm not sure if it's a funky font or hand drawn but the sentences with their randomly changing word size tend to run together. There are a few places where despite having read the book now about fifty times I still get hung up.

  • White House Public Library
    2019-02-18 20:35

    A fun twist on the Three Little Pigs story that takes place under the sea! You have the three little fish, Tim, Jim, & Kim, who have grown big enough to go out & build their own homes. In comes the big bad shark looking for something to eat & he finds the three little fish. What a yummy meal! This is an easy to read story with bright, colorful pictures that kids will enjoy over and over again.

  • Shelby Moser
    2019-02-04 21:24

    This book is just like the three little pigs, but in the ocean with a shark. Each fish makes a home; one of seaweed, one of sand, and one was an abandoned ship. The fish escape the jaws of the shark and make it to the last fish's home in the sunken boat. A fairytale with a twist, much less grimm than the originals.I like the spin of this book from the Three Little Pigs. I also think it is cute that children realize the stories are very much the same. I like the spin they give to a classic story, and the illustrations are very colorful and fitting. I would recommend this in a classroom, and perhaps reading it with similar books. This book would be best under the age of 6. It is a very simplified fairytale, that does not seem to carry the same message in depth.

  • Melissa Dwyer
    2019-02-20 14:16

    Originally rated A by Jacqueline KimmelThis story is a "fractured fairy tale" of The Three Little Pigs using fish and a shark as the characters that tell the story. Basically follows the newer traditional telling (no fish get eaten). The cover of the book has a metallic shimmer that would catch the eye of young readers. The text is part of the illustrations. It flows from top to bottom on most pages. At first I didn't like the story but on a second look little ones may find the predictable theme appealling. This story can also be used to show older students an example of retelling/rewriting a familiar fairy tale.

  • Kristen Clothier
    2019-02-17 18:19

    "Little fish, little fish, let me come in".... "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!" Three fish siblings, Jim, Tim and Kim are ready to leave the safety of their family home and to make their own way in the deep blue sea. All is going well until Jim, who had made his house out of seaweed, is visited by the Big Bad Shark.Every child knows the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf which of course is the basis of this story. This makes it a very popular read aloud and invites a lot of audience interaction.

  • Amy
    2019-02-01 16:18

    3.5 stars. This is a pretty standard retelling of The Three Little Pigs, but setting this tale in this undersea world opened up new doors of creativity for this story, and that made it fun to read. The kids and I liked the various homes that the little fish created in their undersea world, and the fate of the Big Bad Shark was also unexpected, and certainly funnier than the fate of the Big Bad Wolf. My nephew really enjoys variations of The Three Little Pigs, and the aquatic setting, coupled with the vivid colors of the illustrations in this book really seemed to appeal to him.

  • Round Lake Area Public Library
    2019-01-27 19:41

    The retelling of the Three Little Pigs set under the sea where the big bad shark is ready to wreck some houses. The first little fish builds a house of seaweed, the second little fish builds a sandcastle house and finally the last little fish doesn’t build a house but finds an old wooden ship. This is a fun retelling that is sure to be a favorite amongst little ones that love the original as well as sharks and everything that has to do with the ocean. This is a wonderfully colorful book that is fun for all ages.

  • Jessica Bingham
    2019-02-20 13:18

    Retelling of 3 little pigs, but with fish and a shark. Siblings Jim, Tim, and Kim are told to go out into the ocean and make a home for themselves. Jim makes a house out of seaweed. Tim makes a sand castle, and Kim (by far the smartest of the siblings) makes a house in an old sunken ship. The shark smashes through the seaweed house. He destroys the sand castle. When he comes to the ship, he tries to bite down....but the wood is so hard it knocks all of his teeth out. He is forced to be a vegetarian for the rest of his life!! Great story!!!

  • Hannah
    2019-01-26 15:13

    I thought this was such a cute retelling of the classic tale of the Three Little Pigs. It was cute and clever to use three fish instead of three pigs and a big mean shark instead of a wolf. It was refreshing to see something different and a little more creative than the same old characters. I also thought the rhyme the author used was clever: "not by the skin of my finny fin fin." I also really enjoyed how colorful the illustrations were. Very cute and very entertaining!

  • Josie B.
    2019-02-09 18:35

    I have been reading this all week in various outreach story times for ages 2-6 years old. A variation on the "Three Little Pigs", it is fun, fast, and can be made interactive. I had the children swimming to the next house, knocking on the door (bam, bam, bam) and calling out "not by the skin of my finny fin fin". We talked about the advantages of a sea weed house vs a sandcastle. Pair it with "Way down deep in the deep blue sea"by Jan Peck or "I spy under the sea" by Edward Gibbs.

  • Kaylee
    2019-02-03 15:42

    I really liked that the third fish was a girl! Kind of silly, but it made me feel like the girl was the "one with brains." Just a silly thing I got from that. The other part that really actually made me laugh out loud was when the shark tried to eat the fish's house, and all of his teeth fell out! It showed a picture of the shark eating some seaweed at the end. It taught the shark a lesson to not be mean to fish. I would really enjoy this retold tale if I was a child, and I also enjoyed it now!

  • Emily
    2019-01-27 17:29

    A creative retelling of the "Three Little Pigs", "The Three Little Fish and The Big Bad Shark" is a great book for young children. The best thing about his book was the brightly colored illustrations which showed the cute and creative houses that each fish built that corresponded with their environment. Although older children may find this book boring, younger children will love it!

  • Janet Chen
    2019-02-15 18:22

    Such a cute book!!! Great if you are doing a lesson along with the three little pigs, a great story that most kids like. This book was great because it was a different kind of story but it follows the same story line, instead of (by the hair of my chinny chin chin) it becomes (not my the skin of my finny fin fin)and of course they like that they know the lines!

  • Justine Paige
    2019-01-23 13:34

    This was a creative re telling of the story the Three Little Pigs. I think it would be a great book to demonstrate how do do a retelling to younger readers in first or second grade. It could be compared to the original Three Little Pigs as there are easy similarities and the differences are very different. (Ie the setting and the characters.)

  • Roslyn Ross
    2019-02-04 19:29

    -Fish just given supplies with which to build their homes-They build their homes out of whatever they encounter, no connection to choice or hard work-All the shark's teeth falls out when he tires to eat his way into the sunken ship house that the third fish uses as a house… I mean…What a pointless retelling. What a pointless story. Nothing of value to teach.

  • Jenny
    2019-02-16 19:12

    This is one of my 3 year olds favorite stories right now. She usually wants it translated to English, but she loves it. It is basically a retelling of the 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf but with 3 fish and a big ferocious shark. I like the illustrations and I've always been a sucker for retellings of familiar fairy/folk tales. :)

  • Brenda Pritchard
    2019-02-10 19:16

    preschool story time; narrative skills, phonological awareness, print motivation, vocabulary building;This book is on the theme of the Three Little Pigs story. The shark ends up with no teeth, so no characters die in the story. It is a wonderful book for toddlers to preschool story times.

  • Tiffany
    2019-02-04 18:23

    A funny fishy take on the three little pigs story. Yet another book that I can't help but do crazy voices while I read. My three-year-old son really likes this book. He picked it out at the scholastic book fair.