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Goldfish Stories and Crafts

Fairy Tales

"The Goldfish"from The Little Bookroom by Eleanor Farjeon. Henry Z. Welch, Inc. c.1956. A great story about why goldfish live in bowls.

The Little Gold Fish A gopher site with another great story about a gold fish.

"The Fisherman And His Wife" by the Brothers Grimm

Ranghelli, Ralph. "Silly Goldfish (Pet Stories)" Highlights April 1997, p.18.

Picture Books

Himmelman, John Ellen and the Goldfish: stories and pictures
New York: Harper & Row, 1990.

Kroll, Virginia L. Helen The Fish
Morton Grove, Il.:Albert Whitman& Co., 1992

Rockwell, Anne F. I Love My Pets
New York: Mcmillian, 1982.

Schlein, Miriam. That's Not Goldie!
New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1990.


Garvy, Pete. "The goldfish (poem)" Jack And Jill Dec. 1996.

Songs and Fingerplays

Ten Little Fishes
A Little Fish Went Out One Day
The Little Fishes
These are all out of Kidstuff Magazine Vol. 1 No. 1 November 1981.


"Goldfish Bowl" in EcoArt!:Earth-Friendly Art & Craft Experiences for 3 to 9 year olds by Laurie Carlson: Williamson Publishing Co., c. 1993. A great craft of making a fish bowl out of a milk carton.

"Paper Plate Fish Puppets" out of Kidstuff Magazine Vol. 1 No. 1 November 1981.

If you do not have access to any of these materials, e-mail me and I will be glad to send them to you snail mail.

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Cathy Coffman