Fish Are Friends
This book was so good. If you've ever tried to communicate with someone who speaks a different language, you totally feel for the boy in this story. It is so frustrating on both ends. There are lots of hand motions and saying words slowly. Imagine how babies feel!
This boy wants to talk to a fish, but the fish ignores him. ""Hey Fish, I'm talking to you!" But the fish just looked at him." Then he tried to talk to a lion and a bee. Still, they wouldn't talk back. Finally, a tree talked to him. The tree explained that he wasn't speaking their language. So the boy learned fish! If only we could learn languages that easy.
This is a lovely story by DJ Corchin. Whether you choose to take a deeper message, or not, a boy being able to talk to animals is an adventure. The Illustrator is Dan Dougherty and he did a fantastic job.