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Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles: Fish Finelli, Book 1

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Bright, likable boy anchors fun seaside mystery adventure.

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SEAGULLS DON'T EAT PICKLES introduces a very smart and good-hearted hero for tween readers. Fish can be hotheaded, but his common sense, charisma, and resourcefulness see him through. The story is a classic small-town mystery tale. Fish and his two best friends roam the streets and waters of Whooping Hollow in search of treasure, complete with eccentric local characters, mysterious legends, and curious history. Jason Beene's full-page, grayscale illustrations pair well with E.S. Farber's fun storytelling style.

This is an especially good choice for inquisitive kids: The story is peppered with factoids on such diverse subjects as the prevalence of blue lobsters and the history of the microwave. There's plenty of science in this fun book, which shows how much fun and adventure can be found on your own doorstep.

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