Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jangles a Big Fish Story by David Shannon

Bestselling storyteller David Shannon instantly hooks readers with this stunning, highly entertaining tour-de-force--his best book ever!

Breathtaking oil paintings bursting with energy pull readers along into Big Lake, the home of Jangles, the
biggest fish anyone has seen. Fishing alone at dusk, a boy feels a tug on his line and comes face-to-face with the gigantic trout--whose enormous jaw is covered with so many lures and fish hooks that he jingles and
jangles when he swims. Terrified by the sight, the boy is shocked when Jangles befriends him and takes him on an adventure to the bottom of the lake. A surprise ending will leave readers laughing and shaking their heads. Here is Shannon at his very best-in a wild and witty story that begs repeated reading.  (review taken from

I loved this book, because it allowed me to make a text to self connection.  My family has been fishing in Minnesota for many years.  My dad has often told us about the big walleye that got away about thirty years ago. We're still trying to catch that little devil!  On our trip last summer to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, only small fish seemed to be biting, but the time spent with family in that beautiful place was well worth it!