Barnacle Is Bored

Barnacle Is Bored

eBook - 2016
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Barnacle is stuck on the underside of a pier, wishing he had something to do. Every day is exactly the same. The tide comes in and Barnacle gets wet. The tide goes out and Barnacle dries off. Boring! Barnacle wants something EXCITING to happen. Then a colorful fish swims by. Barnacle bets the fish doesn't have a boring life. In the end, it turns out exciting isn't always better. . . This picture book is an irreverent and playful answer to any child's declaration of boredom!
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9780545913164
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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DBRL_KatieL Aug 23, 2017

Cute story about Barnacle who is bored. Every day is the same (he describes them). Then along comes a polka-dotted fish. Barnacle imagines all the fun thing that fish gets to do with all the other fish in the ocean. Until another, bigger fish swims along looking hungry. We do actually see what happens to the other fish (the barnacle covers his eyes), but on the back inside cover the is an illustration of the bigger fish, with the polka dotted guy in his stomach. Suddenly the barnacle is not bored! Cute!

Great story for children old enough to have experienced boredom, and understand the concept of not taking something for granted/seeing that one experience might not be the best but it is better than being eaten. The illustrations are large enough to share with a large crowd. A quick read that will delight everyone around.

VaughanPLSarahN May 07, 2017

Cute account of a day in the life of a bored barnacle is a great vocabulary builder that takes a turn into a food chain lesson just before the end.

nmaryann Nov 16, 2016

A turn of events has a mopey Barnacle reconsider his infinite state of boredom. Fenske delivers a delightful read-aloud!

MsCourtney Aug 11, 2016

Great book for storytime. Nice large illustrations and funny text. Love the surprise on the end papers.

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May 31, 2016

If the title doesn't tempt you, rest assured there's a life lesson (or 2) inside:)

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