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Sea Monkey and Bob

Two delightfully anxious friends learn that they can overcome anything—even gravity—in this humorous and heartwarming picture book from bestselling author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

Bob the puffer fish and his best buddy Sea Monkey may be little but they’ve got one ocean-sized problem. Sea Monkey’s terrified he’ll sink straight to the bottom of the ocean. After all, he’s heavy, and all heavy things sink, right? Bob on the other hand is worried that his puffed up frame will float up above the surface. He’s light, and all light things float! How will they stay together when the forces of gravity are literally trying to pull them apart? By holding hands, of course! Sea Monkey and Bob learn that sometimes the only way to overcome your fears is to just keep holding on…

Author: Aaron Reynolds
Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
For ages: 4-8 | Apr/2017
Hardcover, 40 pages
ISBN-13: 9781481406765

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“A barrel of giggles, exaltation of friendship, and slight science to boot.”Kirkus Reviews

“Ohi’s (Where Are My Books?) puckish cartoons and Reynolds’s (President Squid) fine comic timing light up this story about how friends help each other. – Publisher’s Weekly

“Like Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie books…Just the right amount of silliness enhances the tale of the already comical,
bow tie–wearing, google-eyed Sea Monkey and the bright yellow, puffed-out Bob.” – Booklist

“This is a humorous story of friendship and a great way to introduce the concept of buoyancy in a classroom…. A fun addition to any library and especially as part of a science lesson” – School Library Journal

“Two great friends have two big worries. Bob is afraid of floating to the surface and Sea Monkey is scared of sinking to the bottom. Filled with vibrant illustrations, large colourful text uniquely describes the qualities of heavy and light. When the friends stick together they realize they are safe. Ages four to eight will love these characters, while they learn about friendship and buoyancy.” – Calgary Herald

“This is a fun story that shows that sticking together can be a good way to conquer your fears. The text is accessible to young independent readers, or this would be a great read-aloud.” – Looking For a Good Book, June 2017

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