Is a day spent fishing necessarily wasted if no fish is caught? In this story, a young boy fishing in the river can’t seem to get away from a trusting little fish that is swimming around at his feet. When an old fisherman meets him and finds out that the boy has not caught a fish all day, he tells him to catch the one that is right there and ready for the taking. In deciding what he’ll do, the young fisherman considers friendship and trust against the thrill of the catch.
This charming tale of kindness engages young readers with its delightful rhyming verses and adorable illustrations, while teaching them that friendship comes in many forms and being a good friend makes all the difference.