Sharks and Minnows


When I was a child, we played sharks and minnows in the deep end of the neighborhood pool many times each day. I planned to teach ML how to play it this week; but she has swimmer’s ear.

Instead, I shared a picture book of 2 friends. Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever or — Snack Time by Tammi Sauer.
Nugget is a minnow. Fang is a shark. They are best friends until Nugget goes to school and learns sharks eat minnows. ML loves nonfiction books so the humor of a minnow and shark being best friends wasn’t lost on her.

One of her favorite nonfiction easy reader series is National Geographic Readers. Sharks, Volcanoes, Whales, Snakes, Wolves, Tigers, the list goes on.

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