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What I Read This Week…
The Blobfish Book by Jessica Olien
This is a very clever picture book. When I first saw the cover it reminded me of Battle Bunny by John Scieszka. It can sort of be described as a fiction story layered over an informational book. Pages of the book tell facts about creatures in the deep sea, but also include illustrations of Blobfish who is commenting on the information. Blobfish wants to know why there aren't any blobfish in the book, but then learns they are the world's ugliest animal. The book provides facts about the deep sea, but also has a message about friendship. It's humorous, but also the kind of book that makes me wish I could be so creative.