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Vecchini, Silvia

Phone Call with a Fish

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Sualzo. When a new boy keeps to himself and doesn't speak, a girl classmate tries to reach out. Nothing works until, on a science museum field trip, she encounters an interactive exhibit with telephones that allow listeners to hear fish sending messages. The girl suddenly understands: the boy feels like a fish in an aquarium. Sualzo's scratchy illustrations are a clearly intelligible platform from which to consider Vecchini's more abstruse story for mid-to-upper primary grades.


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