Paul Meets Bernadette

Paul Meets Bernadette

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"Paul is a fish who used to go around in circles. He made big circles and little circles. He circled from left to right and from right to left. He circled from top to bottom and from bottom to top. What else was there to do? Until one day Bernadette drops in and shows Paul that there is a whole world out there, right outside his bowl, with so many things to see"--Book jacket.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013
Edition: First edition, reinforced trade edition
ISBN: 9780763661304
0763661309
Branch Call Number: j Picture Book Lam
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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BookEMonster
Dec 10, 2017

This is such a beautiful book! Paul is just going around in circles, until Bernadette shows him the world outside the bowl. Does it matter that the elephant and her babies are actually a teapot and teacup? NO! Paul and Bernadette are goldfish. The banana is a boat, the teaspoon is a fish, and it really doesn't matter. All that matters is that they are together.

One thing- the "Dress" that Paul imagines as looking beautiful on Bernadette is a newspaper... so, either the author meant to reference fish n chips wrapped in newspaper, or that was an alarming oversight!

LoganLib_Phoebe Mar 22, 2017

A beautiful story of new friends and different perspectives. A good story to read aloud and share with your little ones who will recognise the familiar objects when the characters do not!

mvkramer Mar 31, 2015

A sweet story of friendship with lovely, painted illustrations. The storytime kids thought it was funny when Bernadette identified a banana as a boat and a teapot as an elephant.

ChristchurchKids Feb 25, 2014

Until Bernadette dropped in with a splash, Paul was content to simply swim round and round his fishbowl. But Bernadette shows Paul the wonders of the world -- at least, the world as it appears through the curved glass of their home. Kids will be amused as Bernadette confidently identifies a bunch of bananas as a boat, and will rush to correct her claim that the big blue thing pouring tea is actually an elephant, but like Paul, they'll be fascinated by Bernadette's unique perspective. Don't miss this whimsical tale about the power of friendship to ignite imagination.

Picture books newsletter February 2014

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