A Fish Story for the Whole Family

There’s nothing like summer fun on the scenic shores of a lake:  sand between the toes, an afternoon spent face-down in the clear, cold water, tiny fish peering back at you through your goggles.  Irish Beth Maddock celebrates the beauty of the creatures that God has made through the eyes of Paul and Beth, a brother and sister who are loving every minute of their summer — even the experience of shuddering over the swampy water where the ugly carp fish live.

Is there beauty to be found even in these spiny, scaly fish?

God thinks so, and the kids have an opportunity to ponder their own response to God’s “wise and wonderful” creation as they plan and execute a dramatic rescue.  No one will mind if you notice that the extent of this rescue effort is a fine picture of God’s Great Rescue Plan for humanity.  He goes to incredible lengths to steer us into the best current, and bends over backwards to let us know how beautiful we are — and how worth the effort.

Illustrator Lucent Ouano has painted a realistic setting for the adventure . . . oh, and I counted 17 appearances of the adorable white and black-spotted kitty (18 if I count the cover).  How many do you find?

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This book was provided by the author in exchange for my review.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

For more information about Irish Beth Maddock (winner of the 2016 Illumination Book Award) and her writing, visit her web page or get more information on Facebook.

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Michele Morin

I am a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. I have been married to an unreasonably patient husband for nearly 27 years, and our four children are growing up at an alarming rate. Nonetheless, two teens still remain at home, and along with an incorrigible St. Bernard, we laugh, make messes, clean them up, and then start all over again. I love hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop me in my tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. I lament biblical illiteracy and advocate for the prudent use of "little minutes." I blog at Living Our Days because "the way I live my days will be, after all, the way I live my life." You can connect with me on Facebook or Twitter.

6 thoughts on “A Fish Story for the Whole Family”

  1. I’ll have to remember this book for my granddaughter! Her daddy, my son-in-law, LOVES to fish and appreciates all books fish, lol. He will appreciate this book even more as it weaves a lesson from the Lord into the story.

    Thanks for sharing the review!

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