Sunday, March 31, 2013
Fish Finelli (Book 1): Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles by Erica Farber
When bully Bryce Billings bets Fish Finelli that he can't find Captain Kidd's legendary long-lost treasure, Fish and his friends embark on a quest to find real-life pirate treasure. Between sneaking into the library to track down Captain Kidd's map, stowing away on a boat, and trespassing on an island, Fish and his friends have their work cut out for them. But will Fish actually be able to find Captain Kidd's booty and win the bet? Appropriate for both boys and girls, this first book in the Fish Finelli series will inspire readers to use their imaginations, learn about the world around them, and appreciate the bonds of friendship.
The kids and I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast read, but cute, funny and really light hearted. It is a great book for juveniles ages 8-13. The book has enough action and adventure to keep you drawn into the story without going overboard. Not only was this an appropriate middle-age readers books, but it was filled with trivia and facts that engaged them. The illustrations were wonderful and flowed nicely with the story. I would recommend this book to friends easily.
Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge from Chronicle Books in return for an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author:
E.S. Farber is the mother of a boy who likes facts along with his fiction, which inspired her to write Fish Finelli. She has authored numerous books for children. She lives in Amagansett, New York.
Jason Beene is the art director of Callaway Digital Arts, teaches at MIT and RISD, makes games, and is father to two girls. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.