Big Al

Big Al Best Read || [Andrew Clements Yuu Yoshii] Big Al Best Read || [Andrew Clements Yuu Yoshii] - Big Al, Big Al Poor Big Al He just wants to make friends And in the whole wide blue sea you can t find a nicer fish But because Big Al is large and scary looking the little fish are afraid to get to know him What c

  • Title: Big Al
  • Author: Andrew Clements Yuu Yoshii
  • ISBN: 9780689817229
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback

Big Al Best Read || [Andrew Clements Yuu Yoshii], Big Al, Andrew Clements Yuu Yoshii, Big Al Poor Big Al He just wants to make friends And in the whole wide blue sea you can t find a nicer fish But because Big Al is large and scary looking the little fish are afraid to get to know him What can he do He tries everything he can think of from disguising himself with seaweed to burrowing under the ocean floor so he ll look smaller But something always goes wPoor Big Al He just wants t

Big Al

Big Al Best Read || [Andrew Clements Yuu Yoshii] Big Al Best Read || [Andrew Clements Yuu Yoshii] - Big Al, Big Al Poor Big Al He just wants to make friends And in the whole wide blue sea you can t find a nicer fish But because Big Al is large and scary looking the little fish are afraid to get to know him What c Big Al

  • Big Al Best Read || [Andrew Clements Yuu Yoshii]
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Big Al

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  1. This is an entertaining story about a big, ugly fish who finds a way to make friends The story helps to reinforce the concept that what s important about a person is on the inside, not the outside The illustrations are colorful and I was surprised at how expressive the fish faces were Our youngest brought this book home from her second grade class to practice her reading comprehension We enjoyed reading the book together.


  2. 4.5 stars I grabbed this book to use with one of my speech language group today I recently bought it and wanted to see what the kids thought I loved the story and pictures I was able to talk with the kids about friendship, the ways Al tried to make friends, explore some vocabulary, ask questions, etc They were fully involved in the story even those students with attentional issues stayed with it Going in my reread pile


  3. Big Al is about a heroic fish named Big Al Big Al is bigger than all of the other fish and no one wants to be friends with him until he saves the day He tries many different ways to fit in but nothing works Big Al saves the day by rescuing the other fish After Big Al saves the other fish in the ocean he finally gets the friends that he has always wanted This book has a great message for children about being yourself and helping others.



  4. Summarize the book This is a picture book about a big, scary looking fish who just wants to find a friend No matter how hard he tries to be friendly and nice, all the other fish are afraid of him He is finally able to make friends after the fish get caught in a net and he saves them Identify the characteristics from the text that support the specific genre The colorful pictures keep children engaged and excited Text and illustrations work together to deliver the message that looks can be deceivi [...]


  5. Al is a big, scary looking fish None of the little fish will get close enough to find out that Al is also the nicest fish you ll ever find in the ocean Poor, lonely Al tries everything to disguise himself he wraps himself in seaweed, he buries himself in sand, and he even tries to change his color Still, everyone is frightened by his scary teeth and enormous mouth When danger comes along, Big Al finally gets to prove his kindness and bravery.Big Al s gentle, funny story reminds us that actions s [...]


  6. Big Al is the nicest fish, really, you couldn t meet a nicest fish It s just that he s big and kind of ugly and kind of scares all the other fish But, really, you couldn t meet a nicer fish Story about friendship not liking people based on looks.ough Big Al has to save everyone s lives before they like him and his big non cute ness, so maybe it s about the realities of life.Pairs well with Swimmy or Big Al and Shrimpy


  7. This book is about an ugly fish who is very lonely because all the other fish are afraid of him he tries everything to become their friend but they reject him then one day he saves the fish from the net of a fisherman and he becomes their hero and best friend This is a great book to read with students throughout the year to show them they shouldn t judge a book by its cover and give everyone a chance to be friends This is one that i would keep in my classroom library for students.


  8. Big AlMain Characters Big AlSetting The SeaPOV Third Person NarratorSummary Big Al, written by Andrew Clements and illustrated by Yoshi, is a story about friendship and acceptance Big Al is the friendliest and nicest fish in the entire ocean and really wants to make friends However, Big Al has a very hard time getting other fish to be his friend because of his large size and scary appearance Big Al s brown, ugly scales and big eyes and teeth scare the other fish away from him He tries to disguis [...]


  9. Big Al is a timeless tale that teaches about friendship and appearance Big Al is big, ugly, and scary Big Al is the nicest fish in the ocean but he has no friends and is very lonely The other fish can t look past his exterior to get to know his interior Al tries numerous different tricks to disguise himself so that people will like him, but none of them work Al gains friends after he saves a pack of fish that are trapped in a fisherman s net by cutting it open with his sharp scary teeth Of cours [...]


  10. This is a book about a great big, friendly, ugly fish Big Al has no friends because of his looks Despite his efforts to gain friends with the other fish, he is unsuccessful One day Big Al notices that all the other fish are trapped in a net He rips a hole in the net and frees the other fish Unfortunately, he becomes ensnared in the net and it is raised to the surface and out of the water With one look at Big Al, the fishermen throw him back into the sea, where he is joined by all of his new frie [...]


  11. Big Al is a big fish with bumpy skin and sharp teeth Even though he is a nice fish, his appearance scares all the other fish away So Big Al is lonely and doesn t have any friends But then something happens so that Big Al can prove how brave and nice he is, and by the end spoiler alert Big Al has friends than everybody else.The illustrations by Yoshi are great The children really feel sorry for Big Al when he is sad and lonely I like to bug my eyes out when Big Al puffs himself up, but I m still [...]


  12. My son loves books about fish ever since reading The Rainbow Fish and this was no exception Big Al is a big hearted guy, but unfortunately for him, his face doesn t reflect his kind heart Though he tries his hardest to make friends by attempting to change the way he looks, it fails and all the little fish get scared away But when a net captures all the little fish, Big Al used his big, scary, sharp teeth to break the net and set the free, but getting himself caught in the process.Luckily for Big [...]


  13. Big Al is a great story that can also be read to many grade levels appropriate for kindergarten through 5th grade Throughout the story Big Al, the big fish, is having trouble fitting in with all the other fish in the ocean He is not accepted or well liked because of his unusual appearance Big Al tries many means of trying to change himself so that others will accept him and he can make friends This is certainly relateable for students in elementary school since everyone wants to be liked and acc [...]


  14. kinda disappointed with the message one will be friends with big al because hes big and ugly and scary looking.but hes the nicest fish in the sead a bunch of fish get captured and he saves themen he gets captured and the other fish are like, oh, oh wellen the fishermen were like wow this fish is ugly bye they throw him back in the water and now he has friendske, al, youre better than them you dont need them as friendsso, what is this book about, being ugly can really be a good thing if youre cap [...]


  15. This book is not new, but it is a timeless tale Through the story of a big, ugly, and especially kind fish, it gently explains the trouble with judging someone by their looks Big Al, the fish, is a super friendly, but he is also big and scary looking None of the other fish in the sea will get close enough to get to know him One day something happens and Big Al selflessly steps up to help the other fish A simple, relate able story beautifully illustrated with soft, vibrant colors Plunge into the [...]


  16. Poor Big Al He just wants to make friends And in the whole wide blue sea you can t find a nicer fish But because Big Al is large and scary looking, the little fish are afraid to get to know him What can he do He tries everything he can think of from disguising himself with seaweed to burrowing under the ocean floor so he ll look smaller But something always goes wrong, and lonely Big Al wonders if he ll ever have a single friend Then one frightening day, when a fishing net captures the other fis [...]


  17. Big Al tells the story of a fish named Al who is having a hard time making friends because he is big and scary looking The little fish get caught in a fisherman s net and Al has a chance to prove that he would make a great friend This book is for children ages four to eight The illustrations take the reader under the sea to a colorful world of fish Big Al is drawn so that the reader is able to see his vulnerability and that he is not really scary My favorite part of this book was the simple mess [...]


  18. Big Al is a wonderful book that everyone should read It is a story about a big fish who is having trouble fitting in with the other fish in the ocean Big Al wanted to make friends, but he was so big that the other fish were afraid of him Big Al tried to disguise himself so the other fish would like him, but that didn t work Then a big boat came and well, read the book and find out for yourself This book is great because it teaches its readers about friendship and acceptance Every person or fish [...]


  19. This is a great book about acceptance Big Al is a very unattractive fish that doesn t have any friends because he looks so scary But, when a net comes down to capture all of the smaller fish, Big Al sacrifices himself to save the others The surprise ending is a delight when the fisherman are so scared of the scary face that they release Big Al, thus resulting in Big Al becoming the hero who suddenly has lots and lots of friends A great book for many ages.


  20. Big Al is a large, lonely fish Because he is so large it is hard for him to make friends Although he tries to disguise himself in many different ways, he fails to make any friends.One day, all of the small fish got caught by a fisherman s net Big Al saved them by tearing the net After that, everyone loved Big Al.I would use this book to talk about the importance of friendship and community and how everyone needs to get along.


  21. Big Al is a touching tale of why you should never judge a book by it s cover or a fish by it s scales Desperately seeking a friend, Big Al tries all sorts of things to make friends including altering his appearance In the end, what he thought were his biggest flaws turned out to be his greatest assets.Andrew Clements inspirational story and Yoshi s awe inspiring artwork certainly make for a delightful combination Big Al is at the front of my bookshelf


  22. Big Al by Andrew Clements highlights about a fish that is not like the rest but ends up becoming friends with all the fish after saving them from the fishermen This book is a fantasy story and allows children to use their imagination while listening and reading This story has great pictures and colors on the pages This story is appropriate for Pre K to first grade readers The guided reading level is L This is a great imagery story.


  23. Big Al is a large, ugly fish who fails to make friends with the other fish because of his appearance When Big Al sacrifices himself for the others, the other fish realize they have misjudged him Fortunately, this story has a happy ending A compelling picture book with a powerful message.


  24. Cute story about a fish trying to find his place in the ocean with friends It s not about your looks but who you are.




  25. Before RAINBOW FISH there was BIG AL I prefer Big Al because I don t like the message in RF that you re only accepted when you no longer have special gifts or talents that are unique to you.


  26. Very simplistic and short storyline The art was well done, but the story felt like it was missing something.


  27. Big Al is a large and unattractive fish with sharp teeth Even though he is a kind fish, the other fish in the sea are scared of him and he has no friends He tries many ways to hide or cover us his appearance so he can make friends Nothing works One day, a school of fish is caught in a net Al uses his sharpo teeth to break the net and free the small fish However, Al is caught in a net in the process and taken up to the fisherman at the top of the water Minutes later, Al comes back down The fisher [...]


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