Barnacle Is Bored (Hardcover)

By Jonathan Fenske

Scholastic Inc., 9780545865043, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2016



Barnacle is stuck on the underside of a pier, wishing he had something to do. Every day is exactly the same. The tide comes in and Barnacle gets wet. The tide goes out and Barnacle dries off. Boring Barnacle wants something EXCITING to happen. Then a colorful fish swims by. Barnacle bets the fish doesn't have a boring life. In the end, it turns out exciting isn't always better. . . This picture book is an irreverent and playful answer to any child's declaration of boredom.

About the Author

Jonathan Fenske is the author/illustrator of the leveled readers (Woodward and McTwee, Love Is in the Air, Guppy Up!) and A Pig, a Fox, and a Box (2015). Barnacle is Bored is his first picture book. He lives in Denver with his family.