Memoirs of a Goldfish

 
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Day One I swam around my bowl. Day Two I swam around my bowl. Twice. And so it goes in this tell-all tale from a goldfish. With his bowl to himself and his simple routine, Goldfish loves his life..until one day... When assorted intruders including a hyperactive bubbler, a grime-eating snail, a pair of amorous guppies, and a really crabby crab invade his personal space and bowl, Goldfish is put out, to say the least. He wants none of it, preferring his former peace and quiet and solitude. But time away from his new companions gives him a chance to rethink the pros and cons of a solitary life. And discover what he's been missing. Devin Scillian is an award-winning author and Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist. He has written more than 10 books with Sleeping Bear Press, including the bestselling A is for America: An American Alphabet and Brewster the Rooster. Devin lives in Michigan and anchors the news for WDIV-TV in Detroit. Early in his career Tim Bowers worked for Hallmark Cards, helping to launch the Shoebox Greetings card line. He has illustrated more than 25 children's books, garnering such awards as the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" list. He also illustrated the widely popular First Dog. Tim lives in Granville, Ohio.

Details

Specifications

  • Dewey: E
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585365074): 32 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 04/01/2010
  • PDF (9781585365791): 32 pages, 9 (w) x 11 (h), © 2010, 08/20/2010
  • Hosted ebook (9781627534550): 32 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
  • ATOS Reading Level: 2.6
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 136903
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Awards

  • 2014-2015 Tennesse Volunteer State Book Award Reading List - Primary Division Grades K-2, Winner, 2014
  • Nevada Young Readers' Award--Picture Book Category, Winner, 2013
  • 2012-13 Florida Children's Books Award - Honor Book, Commended, 2013
  • 2013 Nevada Young Readers' Award Winner - Picture Book Category, Winner, 2013
  • Illinois Monarch Book Award List (K-3), Short-listed, 2012
  • New York State Reading Assoc. Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List--Primary Category, Short-listed, 2012
  • Nebraska Golden Sower Primary Award List, Short-listed, 2012
  • Missouri Association of School Librarian's Show Me Readers Award List, Short-listed, 2012
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards List, Short-listed, 2012
  • California Young Reader Medal Nominee Children's Choice Award, Runner-up, 2012
  • NYSRA Charoltte Award--Primary Category, Winner, 2012
  • Florida Reading Association's Children's Book Award List, Short-listed, 2012
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award--Kindergarten- Grade 3 Division, Winner, 2012
  • Michigan Reads Program Selection, Short-listed, 2011
  • IRA--CBC Children's Choices List, Short-listed, 2011
  • New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book Award, Winner, 2011
  • New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book Award List, Short-listed, 2011
  • Wanda Gag Read Aloud Book Award, Winner, 2011
  • Alabama Camellia Award Program--Grades K-1, Winner, 2011
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award List--Picture Book Category, Short-listed, 2011
  • Delaware Diamonds Book List--K-2 Category, Short-listed, 2011
  • The USA "Best Books" Awards--Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction Category, Winner, 2011
  • Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award--Primary Level, Winner, 2011
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award--Picture Book Category, Winner, 2011
  • Creative Child Award--Preferred Choice Award: Kids Story Books Category, Winner, 2010
  • National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Honor Award, Winner, 2010
  • Mom's Choice Gold Award: Children's Picture Book Distinctive Illustration Category, Winner
  • Mom's Choice Gold Award: Children's Picture Book Humor Category, Winner

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Contributors

Author: Devin Scillian

Devin Scillian is an award-winning author and Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist. He has written more than 10 books with Sleeping Bear Press, including the best-selling A is for America: An American Alphabet, Brewster the Rooster, Johnny Kaw and Memoirs of a Hamster. Devin lives in Michigan and anchors the news for WDIV-TV in Detroit.

Illustrator: Tim Bowers

Even at a young age, Tim Bowers’s artwork reflected a strong sense of humor and an interest in animals. Prior to illustrating children’s books, Tim worked as an artist for Hallmark Cards, where he helped launch the popular Shoebox Greetings card line. His first children’s book, The Toy Circus, was published in 1986. He now has illustrated more than 25 children’s books and garnered various awards including the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best” list and several Junior Library Guild selections. Tim’s artwork has been included in the Society of Illustrators Annual Art Exhibition and the S.I. Humor Exhibition, as well as featured in children’s magazines, used on a wide variety of products, and appeared on hundreds of greeting cards. Original paintings from several books are in private and institutional collections across the country. Tim lives with his family in Granville, Ohio, and travels to schools and libraries to share his work with students.