Short story for kids written by Liesl Jobson
Illustrated by Jesse Breytenbach
Designed by Andy Thesen
* The story A Fish and a Gift was created by Book Dash and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Minor formatting changes have been made to the original work to enable it to be read on our website.
Let’s Chat About The Stories ~ Ideas for Talking With Kids
1. The gift that Yusuf’s father brings back from the sea can be anything… a piece of glass, a shark’s tooth or a story. Why do you think we could understand each of these things as a ‘gift’?
2. Yusuf’s father tells Yusuf that today is a special day, and he will bring a gift back for him. What special days do you share with your family? How do they make you feel?
3. How many other kinds of gifts can you imagine Yusuf’s father bringing back from the sea?