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Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming download in ePub, pdf, iPad

After all, Phillips went on to be considered a successful inventor of the mid's. Papa theorizes and tinkers but never succeeds.

After all Phillips went on

He racks his brain, sighs, and stares until one day he throws down his screwdriver. After a day of fishing with the family on Lake Michigan, he decides to make a submarine. When edible socks and steam-powered roller-skates, don't work out quite as he plans, he decides to take the family fishing.

Inventors need to be persistent, and this book sends that message about persistence. That's the sound of Papa at work. His family was very supportive with his failed inventions. Papa never gave up on his dream and it paid off in the end.

Interesting debate could ensue in reading workshop as to why or why not this could be a historical fiction. She also adds the sources she used to write the story-which would be a good lesson for students for citing sources and why that is important. The illustrations enhanced the story by helping the audience to picture the story.

Papa theorizes and

For these reasons, I think the main message of the story is to never give up on the things you're passionate about because you can always get better. The message of the story is to never give up on your dreams.