Tropical Terry by Jarvis. PICTURE BOOK. Candlewick, 2019. $17. 9781536305466
BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Terry the fish is plain blue and great at hiding. But he is jealous of the dazzling, multi-colored tropical fish who refuse to play with such a plain fish. Terry finds a way to dress-up colorfully and join the tropical, but when danger comes along, he discovers that it’s his plain colors that will save his life.
I love Jarvis’s bright illustrations of the world underwater. Terry’s plight and its resolution make for fun to read. Plus the message to figure out to be yourself is delightfully light-handed.
Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS
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