Illustrated by Yusof Gajah
This is a wordless picture book that is beautifully illustrated. You can have conversations with your child regarding the pictures. You can prompt questions in any language that you are comfortable with and let your kids’ imagination thrive. Here are some suggested questions in English. Feel free to translate.
a) What do you see in the book cover? [Hear the responses of the kids and extend the language from there by asking questions. Some words that you will probably introduce are fish, boat, sea and net.]
b) What happens in this picture? What do you think will happen?
c) What happen in this picture? How do you think the fish is feeling? What do you think it wants to do now?
d) What do you think is happening here? What can you see? If they can speak “fish language”, what do you think they would be saying to each other?
e) What happens next? What do you think the small fishes do? What are these sea creatures? What do you think they are planning to do? How many of them?
f) Oh, what happens now? What are these sea creatures called? What do you think this one is doing? Do you think the “trapped” fish will be free?
g) Oh dear, what happens here? What are these sea creatures called? How many of them? What do you think they are doing?
h) Looks like they are not successful either. Now, what can we see here? Who else is coming to “rescue” the fish? What can these animals do? What is it using?
i) Wow, look at the shape of this animal? What can you say about it? What do you think it can do? What do you think will happen next?
j) Ahhhh… what can you see now? How do you think the fishes felt? What do you think they are saying to each other?