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Question: Book from early 1980's Mr Carp When you feed a fish never feed him too much.

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Asked by tl2klc on Sat 17, Jun 2017 06:59am :
any ideas about a boy who ignores the advice and the fish becomes huge!Many
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Comment by sallievern on Sat 17, Jun 2017 09:17pm:
"A Fish out of Water" by Helen Palmer
"he story is about a boy who buys
a fish, named Otto, from a pet store. The store owner, Mr. Carp, gives
the boy instructions on how to care for the fish, including strict
feeding instructions: "Never feed him a lot. Never more than a spot! Or
something may happen. You never know what." When the boy disobeys these
instructions out of compassion for his new pet, Otto begins to grow
uncontrollably, quickly outgrowing his fishbowl. This leads the boy to
move him into a series of successively larger containers, ending with
the bathtub. When Otto outgrows the tub, the house begins to flood. The
boy then requests help from a police officer and the fire department,
who help him take Otto down to the local pool. There, they drop the fish
in, causing it to expand to the size of the pool and scare off all of
the swimmers. Unsure of what to do, the boy calls Mr. Carp. He is not
surprised as boys always ignore his feeding instructions. When Mr. Carp
arrives, he dives into the pool and pulls Otto below. Eventually, he
emerges with the fish, back to its normal size. He refuses to say how he
did it but tells the boy to never overfeed Otto again, and the boy takes
his advice to
heart." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Fish_Out_Of_Water "In this
beloved Beginner Book written by Mrs. Dr. Seuss (aka Helen Palmer), a
young boy hilariously learns the consequences of not following
instructions when he feeds too much to his goldfish—causing it to grow
as big as a whale! With delightfully retro illustrations by P.D. Eastman
(Go, Dog. Go!), the message of the book—that getting a pet is a big
responsibility—is as true today as it was when the book was published in
1961. Perfect for beginning readers and read-alouds—and anyone getting a
pet, especially a fish—it's ideal for birthdays, holidays, and happy
occasions of all kinds! Launched in 1957 with The Cat in the Hat and
written specifically for emergent readers, Beginner Books combine an
exacting blend of simple words and fun pictures that encourage children
to read—all by themselves. "Comic pictures show how the fish rapidly
outgrows its bowl, a vase, a cook pot, a bathtub."--The New York Times.
" https://www.amazon.com/Fish-Out-Water-Beginner-Books/dp/0394800230

 

 
 
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