Synopses & Reviews
Revel in all things fishy in this undersea riot of color and rhyme — an oversize read-aloud from picture book artist Lucy Cousins.
Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an eyepopping picture book that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!
"Anyone who thought Cousins's Maisy was the ne plus ultra of cute had better make room for Little Fish, her latest star. Yes, he's diminutive (made to seem more so in this oversize volume), but the hero, whose orange, yellow and teal coloring brings to mind a particularly luscious frozen confection, is no chicken of the sea. However much bigger, fatter, flamboyant or even grumpier the other fish may be, Little Fish always offers up a friendly greeting: 'Hello, spotty fish, stripy fish, happy fish, gripy fish,' says Little Fish, flashing his bright eyes and smiling to the finny passersby (the text is set in the author's signature black, boldly roughhewn typography). Cousins's exuberant illustrations bring new meaning to the old saying, 'plenty of fish in the sea.' She packs her saturated, neon-hued pages with an undersea menagerie that includes a huge school of tiny minnow-esque fish and a comically preposterous 'ele-fish,' complete with trunk. Just when readers think there aren't any more fish to meet, Little Fish introduces the 'one I love best, even more than all the rest' his Mom. 'Kiss, kiss, kiss,' proclaims the text as the two pucker up. 'Hooray for fish!' A book that's certain to make an impressive splash, whether read to one youngster or an entire storytime circle. Ages 2-5. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The creator of the beloved Maisy offers a splashy, fun-filled adventure in this bright and buoyant read-aloud that pays tribute to all things fishy. Full color.
Lucy Cousins ("Maisy Goes Camping, Jazzy in the Jungle") offers a splashy, fun-filled adventure in this bright and buoyant tribute to all things fishy. The bold palette and snappy rhyme invite little ones to dive right into this undersea world and join the chorus: "Hooray for fish!"