FISH everywhere

Jul 18, 2019

Laura McShane

Britta Teckentraup's FISH everywhere arrived at the library today!!


This magnificent picture book is justification for the preservation of picture books in libraries and as collectible art.Teckentraup was born in Germany and trained in drawing in England. Her experience as a "fish out of water" possibly helps her to especially understand and appreciate the diverse beauty found throughout our world.

Like Britta, I lived abroad in England for a time and even though, I spoke the language - living in England was like a rebirth. When I came home to Ohio, I was a new person who would never see the world the same way, again. FISH Everywhere is a flashback to my time as a biology student exploring the tidal pools in Cumbrae, Scotland.

It makes me wonder: How do we not celebrate the amazing beauty all around us, every day!!

Share Britta Teckentrup's Fish Everywhere with your students this fall. Pair the book with the classic Swimmy by Leo Lionni. How do both books make you feel about the world?

Do you feel an urge to catalog and record the beautiful and mysterious creatures known as fish? Start a life list of all the fish you have seen in nature and in books!


John Bavarro's FISH series

Fish header: my photo of sculpture at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

See also:

Birds and their Feathers

Birds and Their Feathers


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