Papa's Mechanical Fish (Hardcover)
Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374399085, 40pp.
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
"Clink Clankety-bang Thump-whirr "That's the sound of Papa at work. Although he is an inventor, he has never made anything that works perfectly, and that's because he hasn't yet found a truly fantastic idea. But when he takes his family fishing on Lake Michigan, his daughter Virena asks, "Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fish?" and Papa is off to his workshop. With a lot of persistence and a little bit of help, Papa who is based on the real-life inventor Lodner Phillips creates a submarine that can take his family for a trip to the bottom of Lake Michigan.
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Praise For Papa's Mechanical Fish…
"Fleming’s telling is lively, humorous, and specific." -- The Horn Book
"A humorous tribute to the zany, determined and innovative side of invention." -- Kirkus Reviews
"There’s a rich history of batty inventor/tinkerer dads in children’s books, and the girl narrator’s father in this book could hang with the best of them." -- Booklist
*"The exuberant and inquisitive tone of this book is sure to entertain curious children." -- School Library Journal, starred review