Barry the Fish with Fingers

By Sue Hendra
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375858949, 40pp.)

Publication Date: June 8, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2010 Kids' Next List
“This is an exercise in silliness and laughter! Barry shows all the bored fish of the ocean how many things they could do if they just had fingers! This will be a fun circle time book to play with fingers, thinking of all their uses, and practicing wiggling and tickling!”
-- Katherine Fergason, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven, MA


Description

Life under the sea can be as dull as dishwater, until Barry arrives, that is. See, Barry is no ordinary fish—he's a fish with fingers! And fingers mean finger puppets, finger painting, knitting, counting to ten, tickling, and all sorts of fun things. It isn't long before all of the other fish want fingers, too. Life under the sea will never be the same again. . . . 
Sue Hendra's hilarious text and bright, bold, colorful art will have youngsters begging to read this story again and again.

 




About the Author

SUE HENDRA graduated from the University of Brighton, in England, with a degree in illustration. She has illustrated over seventy books for children, including Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks. When she's not busy making books, Sue helps run an art club for children at two of her local museums. Sue Hendra lives in Brighton, where she loves to swim, explore the surrounding countryside, and eat fish-finger sandwiches, much to Barry's chagrin.




Praise For Barry the Fish with Fingers

Review, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, August 15, 2010:
"Hendra’s bright and cheerful undersea characters make the ocean seem like a great place to be.”

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