- Author: James Prosek
- Publisher:SIMON & SCHUSTER BOOKS FOR *
- Published: March 2004
- ISBN-10: 0689853270
- ISBN-13: 9780689853272
- Format: Hardcover
- Size: 10 X 0.5 X 8.25
- Weight: 0.9 lbs.
- Copyright: 2004
- Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Water Sports
For ages 5-10. A child searches through the hooks, lures, bobbers, and other paraphernalia in his tackle box for the one thing he needs to ensure a good day's fishing. Includes a detailedglossary.
As a young boy searches through all the paraphernalia in his tackle box for the one thing to ensure a good day's fishing, he explains the purpose of each item: a spinner to catch yellow perch; a phoebe spoon for pumpkinseed sunfish; plugs for largemouth bass; and flies for his favorite fish, brook trout. The handsome page design uses lots of white space to highlight the gear that offsets the beautiful double spreads of fish. The first-person voice and comments to the reader ("hooks-aren't they cool?") create an immediacy akin to looking over the boy's shoulder, especially since he's not pictured until the last spread-sporting the secret thing he needs for good fishing. Several pages earlier, sharp-eyed readers will see the clue. An inventive and enticing approach to a sport and nature topic cast in a narrative. The personal tone and boyish charm will lure kids to fishing and grandfathers will love it. Prosek is an established adult author and expert on fishing. (Four-page lure-and-fly glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9) Copyright Kirkus 2004 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.
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