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The amazing watercolor fish / written and illustrated by Carolyn Dee Flores ; Spanish translation by Carmen Tafolla = El asombroso pez acuarela / escrito e ilustrado por Carolyn Dee Flores ; traducción al español de Carmen Tafolla.

Flores, Carolyn Dee, (author,, illustrator.). Tafolla, Carmen, 1951- (translator.). Liatis, Maria, (narrator.). Flores, Carolyn Dee. Container of (expression): Amazing watercolor fish. Spoken word (Liatis) (Added Author). Flores, Carolyn Dee. Container of (expression): Amazing watercolor fish. Spanish. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Homer Public Library J_AUDIO PICTURE FLO 000160577 Children's Library -- Audio Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781952183409
  • Physical Description: 1 VOX book (1 volume (unpaged)) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: [Fairfax, Virginia] : [Library Ideas, LLC], 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
VOX books.
Book originally published: Houston, Texas : Piñata Books, Arte Público Press, [2018].
"The permanently attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along. There's no need for computers, tablets or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read"--Publisher's website.
VOX Audio playback device includes headphone jack, external speaker, play/pause button, volume controls, page-turning controls, rechargeable battery, low battery indicator, and removable AC adapter.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Maria Liatis.
Summary, etc.:
A lonely pet fish longs to know what exists in the world beyond her bowl. "I wish I could see over there / Behind the wall, / Behind the chair." She imagines a giant tree, a wooly goat and a purple sea. She wonders if there could be someone out there who looks like her, so she leans close to the glass and hears some fish-like cries! "Hello? Is someone there?" she hears. "Are you a bird? / Are you a bee? Or are you a fish with fins like me?" She realizes there's another fish close by and his name is Mike! When Mike asks what her world is like, the amazing watercolor fish has a great idea. "I ll show Mike what I think could be!" Using watercolors, she paints a picture of a world with trees and swirling rainbows. Every day she paints more, "birds that swim, / ships with wings, / and books that do all sorts of things!" Then Mike uses his paint to illustrate more "than just the water and the door." In this fun, bilingual picture book with a lyrical Spanish translation by former Texas Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla, two pet fish imagine a beautiful, mysterious world beyond their bowls. Children ages 4-8 will love following the progression of Carolyn Dee Flores' gorgeous illustrations from black and white to full color as the fish become friends. Kids will be inspired to imagine and maybe even paint or write about a world beyond the one they know.
Target Audience Note:
3-8 Brodart.
P-3 Brodart.
Language Note:
Text in English and Spanish.
Subject: VOX books.
Stories in rhyme.
Fishes > Fiction.
Imagination > Fiction.
Painting > Fiction.
Spanish language materials > Bilingual.
Stories in rhyme.
Fishes > Juvenile fiction.
Imagination > Juvenile fiction.
Painting > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Children's audiobooks.