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Picture of Papa's Mechanical Fish

Papa's Mechanical Fish

by Candace Fleming and Boris Kulikov


Format: Print/Braille

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May 2022 Book Club Selection
In contracted braille (UEB)
Ages 4-8
Grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 3

Candace Fleming and illustrator Boris Kulikov pair up to tell a fun story about a real submarine inventor!

Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, "Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fish?"―and Papa is off to his workshop. With a lot of persistence and a little bit of help, Papa — who is based on the real-life inventor Lodner Phillips — creates a submarine that can take his family for a trip to the bottom of Lake Michigan.

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