A new children’s board book with Charlotte Diamond’s much loved song, “Octopus” (“Slippery Fish”).
Almost every preschooler in Canada, the USA and throughout the world can sing the song, “Slippery Fish” (also known as “Octopus”) by Charlotte Diamond. This family and school favourite is recorded on 10 Carrot Diamond and 24 Carrot Diamond.
Now you can take it home in book form with colourful illustrations that highlight Hawai’i’s incandescent, vibrant underwater world.
Read, sing and laugh with your children as you follow this little slippery fish into the sea.
5″ x 6″ x 0.5″ (126mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Slippery Fish in Hawai’i
Illustrated by John Aardema.
BeachHouse Publishing, 2014.
Grade – Preschool.
Board Book. $10.00
Book or song, “Octopus (Slippery Fish)” are available at: www.charlottediamond.com
Charlotte Diamond’s silly song about hungry ocean creatures comes alive in this board book set under the oceans of Hawaii. The text includes all the words from Diamond’s (Octopus) Slippery Fish song, including the whale burp at the end, plus there are appearances by a variety of incandescent coloured sea animals not mentioned in the song such as a turtle, jellyfish and eels. These “extras” serve only as background detail; they are not characters in the song. As the stars of the story are eaten, first the slippery fish, then the octopus, tuna fish and shark, the open mouths of the animals appear as black silhouettes on the side of the page. When the humongous whale burps at the end of his meal, all the animals that were previously eaten in the song come tumbling out of his mouth.
This story could be used with the song, or read on its own. There are actions that go with the song, not included in the book, but they can be found on Youtube, or made up by the children listening to the story. I know this book will be popular at our public library because many of the parents, teachers, and children love this song.
Thematic Links: Hawaii; Ocean; Fish; Songs
Tanya Boudreau, RESOURCE LINKS Magazine
Connecting Classrooms, Libraries and Canadian Learning Resources