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Great gimmick, superficial story
am 17. Januar 2000
The gimmick of this book -- making the scales out of a shiny material -- is a good one, and my 17-month-old daughter loves it for this reason. I don't find any other reasons to like this book, either. The illustrations are nothing special, and the story (I won't go into a full synopsis, as many other reviewers already have) is not well told, and that's apart from the oft-expressed opinion that the message is that you can buy friends or that you need to be like everyone else to have friends (didn't we learn that in high school?). Maybe I'm expecting too much from a kid's book, but first the fish asks a starfish for advice, then an octopus -- why not go straight to the octopus? The fish goes from vowing never to give away his scales on one page to handing them out like mad on the next, and we don't know why he changes his mind. Why are the other fish suddenly his "friends" when all he's done is given them his scales? There are no reasons given for the fish's behavior, either for keeping his scales or giving them away, why the other fish like him or why he likes the other fish. (This may seem picky, but it's the English major in me.) This book is not well-thought-out; don't waste your money.