Fish Had a Wish (I Like to Read) (Hardcover)

By Michael Garland

Holiday House, 9780823423941, 24pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/1/2013)

List Price: 14.95*
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Fish has a wish. He wishes he were a bird so he could fly. He wishes he were a skunk so he could make a big stink. . . or a snake that says HISSSSSSSSS. But after enjoying a delicious mayfly snack, Fish realizes he's happy exactly as he is. The stunning artwork draws from Asian and classical European wildlife art, and is both elegant and bold. An I Like to Read (R) book. Guided Reading Level E.

About the Author

Michael Garland is a fine artist and children's book author and illustrator. His fine art can be found in private and corporate collections. His FISH HAD A WISH was praised as "a striking picture book. . .a keeper" in a starred review in Kirkus Reviews. He lives in New Jersey.

Praise For Fish Had a Wish (I Like to Read)

* "From the beaver's coat to the tiger lily's petals to the snakeskin, this fish tale is a keeper."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"This easy-reading offering on the rewards of being yourself is sure to make a splash with young nature lovers." —Booklist
"the animals will entice children to explore the images and will undoubtedly have them suggesting other creatures to add to Fish's wish list."—School Library Journal
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year