Sometimes it's the smallest of creatures, like fish, that need help from people. Paul and Beth are young siblings who live in a house near a large lake and one day, after their backyard is flooded, they discover a small school of carp in trouble. Their father teaches them an important lesson about caring for fish.
"The Great Carp Escape" by Irish Beth Maddock is a sweet Christian story that teaches children empathy for helpless creatures. Even if a child is scared of an animal or thinks it is ugly, it's still important to help if you can. I enjoyed reading this book and I feel it is a good story for children, whether or not they like to look at fish.
Tadpoles, clams, and minnows—wow! For siblings Beth and Paul, growing up on a lake is fun... until they’re startled by a “fishy” find along the shoreline. When they discover the scaly, moustached carp, they become afraid.
Seasons pass, and Beth and Paul avoid the swampy reeds at all costs—until a flood brings about a life-or-death situation for the creepy looking carp, right in their own backyard!
With guidance from their father, will Beth and Paul be able to overcome their apprehensions about the carp and help save them before it’s too late?