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If a Dolphin Were a Fish Review by Lisa Barthuly

By Loran Wlodarski
Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein
Sylvan Dell Publishing
976 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Suite 3
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

If a Dolphin Were a Fish follows Delfina the dolphin as she imagines she becomes other sea animals. It sends the message to young readers (geared to children 4-8) that it is best to be yourself rather than trying to be like others. This hardcover book comes with a dust jacket and has 32 pages.

Delfina imagines becoming a fish with gills, a pelican with feathers, an octopus, a shark, a sea turtle, even a manatee! Along the way, the story features fun facts about the differences in all these animals. The accuracy of facts in this book was reviewed by the Education Department at Sea World. The "For Creative Minds" section at the back of the book gives more information to expand the learning possibilities and a coloring craft. Of course, you can get even more information and fun facts by going to the Sylvan Dell website at

Product review by Lisa Barthuly, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, April 2007