Big Al and Shrimpy

Big Al and Shrimpy Cover

Big Al and Shrimpy

By Andrew Clements; Yoshi (Illustrator); Yoshi Kogo (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689842474, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002

Description

In the wide blue sea

there was a very clever

fish named Shrimpy.


You could not find

a smarter fish.


But Shrimpy

was also

very,

very

small.


Poor Shrimpy! He wants to be like Big Al, loved and adored by all the other fish. But who would want to be friends with such a teeny, tiny fish? Big Al, that's who! He's big and scary-looking, and he remembers what it was like to be friendless. Still, all the other fish think Shrimpy's just a nuisance. Then one day, when Big Al's life is in danger, Shrimpy is the only one brave enough and smart enough to save the day. Suddenly, everyone can see that friends come in all shapes and sizes and Shrimpy turns out to be the best friend any fish could want!



Praise For Big Al and Shrimpy

School Library Journal


There is magnificence to Yoshi's work that matches Clements' international story of friendship.