Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Tommy Greenwald
Illustrator: David McPhail
Publisher: Roaring Book Press
After joining a fishing club, Joe develops a passion for fishing. He fishes in lakes, streams, rivers, and even a puddle. When the fishing club plans to go ice fishing, Joe only has one obstacle—convincing Dad to come too. Each child is required to bring a parent or guardian to the trip, but Dad has no interest in fishing. After agreeing to come on the condition that he won’t have to go fishing again, Dad is in for a big surprise.
Hooked is a heartwarming tale that is centered on family togetherness. It is appropriate for preschool or primary-age children. Some vocabulary may be challenging for new readers, and there is variation on the passages on each page. The message of this story is about trying new activities while spending quality time with family. This book may be a little slow-moving for children, but it has a nice twist at the end that will leave anyone smiling at the unexpected catch.