Reviewed by Jessica Jesinghaus for Readers' Favorite
What a sweet and informative tale! Tyler the Fish Visits the Lorain Lighthouse, written by Meaghan Fisher and illustrated by Tim Rowe, is, as the title suggests, an engaging tale about a young fish on his very first school field trip. (Get it? Fish school! My daughter and I couldn't stop giggling about that.) Tyler and his class will be visiting an historic landmark on Lake Erie, the Lorain Lighthouse, and the young fish couldn't be more excited. As his teacher and their fish guide tell the children all about the history of the lighthouse, Tyler learns a very important lesson ... one the human children who read this book will be sure to appreciate as well.
The style and text of Tyler the Fish Visits the Lorain Lighthouse is well composed and keeps the target audience in mind. Geared toward children grades K through 2, it's a simple, straightforward plot, with narrative that manages to cleverly deliver some important historical information about the real Lake Erie lighthouse. I read this with my 10-year-old daughter, seeking a youngster's impression, and she assured me the first graders in her reading buddy group at school would've loved this book! Paired with the sweet text are Tim Rowe's delightful illustrations. These truly charming color illustrations pull children even deeper into the story of Tyler's classroom, the lake, and the lighthouse. Perfect for youngsters early in their reading adventures, Tyler the Fish Visits the Lorain Lighthouse will entertain and educate your young reader while simultaneously providing an illustrative feast for their eyes.