Paul Meets Bernadette

by Rosy Lamb

Paul, the goldfish, leads an uneventful, solitary life. That is, until Bernadette,... read more

Paul, the goldfish, leads an uneventful, solitary life. That is, until Bernadette, drops into his fishbowl. Bernadette is a goldfish with a fresh perspective on life. She challenges Paul's perpetual circling, asking him to look to the world outside the bowl. Out there is a curvy yellow banana boat, a forest of colorful flowers in a vase, and other fanciful sights. Paul's quite sure he spies two fried eggs right outside the bowl, but Bernadette assures him that they are the sun and the moon. Soon, Paul is over the moon for Bernadette and her creative way of looking at everyday objects. Increasingly detailed creamy, candy-colored oil paintings are a perfect accompaniment to the simple prose and never-rushed pacing in this charming story of active imaginations and infatuated fish. (Ages 5-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014

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