#blogbookaday: Barnacle Is Bored

2 Jun

Barnacle Is Bored.jpgSummary:  “Barnacle is stuck on the underside of a pier, wishing he had something to do. Every day is exactly the same. The tide comes in and Barnacle gets wet. The tide goes out and Barnacle dries off. Boring! Barnacle wants something EXCITING to happen. Then a colorful fish swims by. Barnacle bets the fish doesn’t have a boring life. In the end, it turns out exciting isn’t always better. . . This picture book is an irreverent and playful answer to any child’s declaration of boredom!” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A story about a barnacle who is bored with the monotony of his life as the tides ebb and flow, as the sun moves across the sky, that is, until he sees a polka-dotted fish and imagines what his life could be like. With a surprise twist at the end, this book is all about perspective and enjoying the life you lead.

Personal Reaction: Kids love books like this, especially if you create an extremely whiny voice for that bored barnacle. With a simple ocean backdrop and some adorable facial expressions from the marine life, kids will be giggling their way through this book. A perfect choice for the beginning of summer where I’m sure parents will often be hearing, “I’m bored!”

Title: Barnacle Is Bored
Author: Jonathan Fenske
Illustrator: Jonathan Fenske
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: April 26, 2016

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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