My First Fish

Did your readers ever think about having fish as pets? With help from the American Humane Association, this book explores how to choose the right fish and how to care for a new pet. Readers will learn what a new pet fish will need to stay healthy.

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For many young children, a fish is a good first pet. This book, part of the My First Pet Library series from the American Humane Association, is an invaluable resource for parents, classroom teachers and potential young fish owners. The simple, clear text explains the difference between community fish who like to live together in a large tank (e.g., goldfish) and solo pets which must live alone in smaller tanks or bowls since they fight with other fish (e.g., Betas). The book serves as a guide from the minute a child goes to a pet store, identifying several questions the child should consider, including: Are the tanks in the store clean? Are the fish healthy? Are the salespersons knowledgeable? Once the reader buys a fish and takes it home, the book explains how to introduce it to the fish tank, how to feed it, how to keep the tank clean through regular cleaning and more, step by step. Hand this book to a child before you drive to the fish store. The book includes a simple glossary, an index, a bibliography and a list of web sites., Children's Literature
Product type: Library Bound Book
ISBN: 978-0-7660-2751-0
Author: Linda Bozzo
Copyright: 2008
Reading Level: Grades K-2
Interest Level: Grades K-3
Dewey: 639.34
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 9"