A Fish Named Glub

By Dan Bar-el
Published on April 1st 2014
Published by Kids Can Press
Source: Netgalley
In this lyrical story about friendship and the power of dreams, a small and ordinary fish named Glub asks himself the big questions in life as he observes life in the diner beyond his fishbowl. Who am I? Where do I belong? The lively characters around him provide unexpected answers, but soon it's Glub who reveals answers to their questions -- and their hearts' true desires. The small and ordinary fish discovers that life can be extraordinary. You just have to ask ...

First of all, the illustrations! Wow! These mixed media collages of cartoonish people and one very expressive fish named Glub surely took hours to create. I was impressed by the storyline and the sophisticated messages behind the beautiful prose as well.

Everyone in the story is missing something from their lives, even the fish named Glub, who had been abandoned by his owner and ends up living in a diner with a young man named Foster. Ultimately, this is a story about making your dreams come true. Glub and Foster both end up exactly where they belong, with the help of a little magic.



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