But seeing this giant "real life" carp (if it is not a fake) sent me immediately to a book I can almost recite verbatum. I have probably read A Fish Out of Water ONE MILLION TIMES. It has swum after me from my childhood into my adult life since I now read it to my children. Thus in celebration of this fish...
"I called Mr Carp.
"Please, please help me!" I said.
"I fed Otto too much."
"Oh, dear! said Mr. Carp."
"So you fed him too much!
I knew you would.
I always say 'don't
but you boys always do.
Yes, I will come." - Helen Palmer, A Fish Out of Water.
This book is also illustrated by P.D. Eastman who's drawings most of us will recognize in an instant.
Sorry folks, I just could not help myself. Now I know where the concept for this book really came from. If you have not got it for your kids, go get it!
PS. I just can not believe how BLEEPING big that fish is!