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Spencer and Vincent, the Jellyfish brothers

by Johnston, Tony, 1942-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 12 copies
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Summary
"Easily shareable with sibs of different ages, and they'll be delighted to join in on the goofy brotherly song." -- Bulletin Center Children's Books (starred review)

"Poetic, unusual vocabulary ...make the text fun to read aloud." -- Booklist

" Johnston writes in a quirky , sweet voice that keeps the narrative moving along...watercolors by Dove have a cheery vintage feel." -- Publishers Weekly

When two jellyfish brothers are separated at sea it takes all of the ocean's creatures to help them reunite in this heartwarming tale of brotherly love.

Spencer and Vincent are jellyfish brothers who live together in the sea, their wet and shining home. They invented a little song which went like this:

My brother, my brother,
he's sweet, not smelly.
I love him from down in my jelly belly.

One day a wave of superior magnitude separates them! The brothers know they have to do whatever it takes to find each other again. And they'll need some help along the way...

Sometimes friends can really make a the difference. Spencer and Vincent is a story of adventures and the bond of family.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sibling jellyfish Spencer and Vincent are the best of friends and even have written a funny song that they share: "My brother, my brother, he's sweet, not smelly. I love him from down in my jelly belly." Their happy existence is threatened when a storm generates an enormous wave that sweeps Vincent away. Although the story contains many fantasy elements, the way jellyfish move is presented more factually, described as floating, bobbing, and pulsing. Spencer desperately wants to save Vincent but knows he cannot travel quickly on his own. He enlists the assistance of his friend Horace the whale, who pushes Spencer in the right direction. Other creatures try to help, but no one is sure how to retrieve unconscious Vincent safely, until Spencer comes up with a sweet, smart plan. Poetic, unusual vocabulary, with phrases such as "superior magnitude," "tenderness of tentacles," and "spark of verve," make the text fun to read aloud. Digital and watercolor illustrations by a certified California naturalist create an appealing undersea world, and an author's note supplies jellyfish facts.--Lucinda Whitehurst Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Readers may be reminded a little of Finding Nemo in this story of one jellyfish brother who is determined to find and rescue another. Orphaned undersea siblings Spencer and Vincent "love each other to the very core of their jelly" and celebrate their bond with a special song: "My brother, my brother,/ he's sweet, not smelly./ I love him from down in/ my jelly belly." When Vincent is carried away by a big wave, Spencer enlists his ocean pals-a whale, a mermaid, and others-and employs the brothers' theme song to help the exhausted Vincent find his way back. Johnston (Laugh-Out-Loud Baby) writes in a quirky-sweet voice that keeps the narrative moving along, and she gets surprising comic mileage from two recurring and offbeat phrases: "superior magnitude" (used to describe anything big, from the tidal wave to a whale to a triumphant brotherly embrace) and "your brother who's sweet, not smelly?" Digitally enhanced watercolors by Dove (Wendell the Narwhal) have a cheery vintage feel, with crisp lines; smudgy, rich colors; and a cast of smiling, wide-eyed, eager-to-help characters-even a potentially predatory pelican is given the benefit of the doubt. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Susan Cohen, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Molly O'Neill, Waxman Leavell. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Jellyfishes -- Juvenile fiction.
Marine animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Jellyfishes -- Fiction.
Love -- Fiction.
Marine animals -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Romance fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Dove, Emily, 1985- illustrator.
Language English
Notes "A Paula Wiseman book."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 30 cm
ISBN 9781534412088
1534412085
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