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HARDCOVER; Published: 4/23/2018
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5503-9
Price: $ 17.00
44 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 10.25 x 7.5

Ages 5 and up

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A hilarious read with an important message

A humble fisherman is taking a nap in his boat when a tourist interrupts him. The outspoken tourist points out that instead of napping, the fisherman could go out and catch more fish, which would eventually earn him enough money to buy a proper motor-boat. The tourist continues to embellish his idea, envisioning canneries, restaurants, and private helicopters. But the fisher­man has his own ideas about what success looks like.

With comic-like illustrations that emphasize the story’s humor, this funny and thoughtful book will inspire readers to celebrate life’s simple pleasures and enjoy the here and now. 

Kirkus Reviews
"A lesson about success delivered with humor and graceful irony."
School Library Journal
"This lesson that wealth and material objects aren’t necessary for happiness is delivered with lighthearted humor that youngsters are sure to get and enjoy. . . . A fun and lively picture book."