Sea Monkey and Bob

Sea Monkey and Bob

Happy go lucky Bob is a puffer fish. He has a good friend named Sea Monkey who is a worrier...or at least he's worrying right now.

"I am scared." "What is the matter?" "I am scared I am going to sink."

Yep, Sea Monkey is afraid he is going to sink down, down, down into the darkness of the bottom of the ocean. Oooohhhh..... scary stuff. Sea Monkey is afraid of the dark.

Sea Monkey explains to Bob that heavy things sink...not Sea Monkeys. It doesn't work. Sea Monkey is still scared...really scared.

Then, this whole scared thing starts spreading like a bad virus. Now, Bob is afraid of floating. He doesn't want to float up to the top of the ocean...that's scary too.

It's funny how up is bad for one and down is bad for the other.

Circling around Bob and Sea Monkey are a bunch of fishy looking characters and they can't really believe what they're hearing.

Turns out there is one thing that can save both of them.

This one will tickle your funny bone from beginning to end. Keep your eye on the seagrasses. You never know what might be lurking there! Happily makes serious fun of the things we worry about.

Faced paced and fun!

978-1481406765 Ages 4-7 40 pages

Pacing: Quick

Storyline: Humorous character interaction

Great storytime choice!

Tone: Playful and funny

Recommended by: Barb Langridge,


Two delightfully anxious friends learn that they can overcome anything—even gravity—in this humorous and heartwarming picture book from bestselling author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

Bob the puffer fish and his best buddy Sea Monkey may be little but they’ve got one ocean-sized problem. Sea Monkey’s terrified he’ll sink straight to the bottom of the ocean. After all, he’s heavy, and all heavy things sink, right? Bob on the other hand is worried that his puffed up frame will float up above the surface. He’s light, and all light things float! How will they stay together when the forces of gravity are literally trying to pull them apart? By holding hands, of course! Sea Monkey and Bob learn that sometimes the only way to overcome your fears is to just keep holding on…--from Simon and Schuster

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