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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

“Flounder!” by Anita Turnage
“Flounder!” by Anita Turnage 175 175 Reader Views Kids
In “Flounder!” siblings Haden, Ella Grace, and Walker are spending the day with their grandparents, Nana T and Pop, by the shore, and are begging to check the crab trap and go fishing! The kids playfully tease Nana T until they are on their way to the water. While there, they spot a fish mixed in with the crabs that looks pretty strange – its body is flat, and it has both eyes on the same side of its head! This sparks a discussion on the fish known as the flounder and makes Haden want to go fishing for a big one. Haden experiences an exciting time while fishing that results in help from Pop, but also a new fishing hat, just like he wanted. “Flounder!” showcases a happy and carefree family who is respectful of themselves and what’s around them. The love they have for each other is evident in their actions. “Flounder!” is a moment in time memorialized by Nana T to serve as both a keepsake for her and her family as well as a model for others on how to use what’s in nature as a means to learn in a less traditional way than pen and paper. The story contains some mild excitement while pairing as a way of learning. read more