Saturday, January 05, 2008


The story takes place in the pre-civil rights movement in the south. As two parent-and-child pairs fish alongside a river that is divided into two sections, one side for the whites and the other side for the blacks . The two families fish together never speaking a word to one another. And as one event proceed to another, friendship develops between the two children. You probably have read countless stories about this subject, but there is something really special about the way this story is written. The expressive images with very warm colors have definitely given the book a more comforting appeal. It is a sweet story about the power of communication and friendship. FISHING DAY by ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY and the illustrations are by SHANE W. EVANS can be enjoyed here at the library or you can check it out.

For Preschool to third grade.

No comments: