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Recommendations for a picture book about fish?

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evilgiraffe Sun 10-Jan-16 19:59:35

18 month old DD loves books and is currently obsessed with fish, so we thought we'd spend some of her Christmas money on a new story. We already have Barry The Fish With Fingers, but any others starring (or heavily featuring) fish would be good.

Does anyone have any ideas?

mawbroon Sun 10-Jan-16 20:06:17

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

SunnySomer Sun 10-Jan-16 20:08:49

Secret Seahorse is a sort of poem but full of pictures of fish. Can't remember who wrote it but it's published by Barefoot Books and is beautiful to look at

mawbroon Mon 11-Jan-16 11:49:50

There is also an Usborne book called Under the Sea and the Octonaut books of course smile

Seeline Mon 11-Jan-16 11:56:53

The Rainbow Fish

IHeartKingThistle Mon 11-Jan-16 11:57:47

The Fish who could Wish.

I don't much like it but DS does!

TannhauserGate Mon 11-Jan-16 12:02:45

Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins (who does Maisy too). Perfect for that age.

drspouse Mon 11-Jan-16 12:05:48

Hooray For Fish, you can get a version with a DVD as well.

PeaceLoveAndMincePies Mon 11-Jan-16 12:06:41

Fidgety Fish, can't remember the author. I don't care for it, the ending bothers me. But there are fish.

bikingintherain Mon 11-Jan-16 12:07:53

Tiddler as pp said. It's a huge hit in our family.

evilgiraffe Mon 11-Jan-16 13:24:51

Hurrah, lots of suggestions, thank you everyone smile

JuniorMint Mon 11-Jan-16 13:32:10

Yes to Hooray for Fish, my DD loves this.

blueshoes Mon 11-Jan-16 14:45:33

Max the Minnow is great. It has big googly eyes. I liked the story too - which is more than I can say for most children's books.

theconstantvacuumer Wed 13-Jan-16 20:13:06

Bright Stanley

That's Not My Hat

Theknacktoflying Wed 13-Jan-16 20:32:34

There's also Commotion in the Ocean - poetry about sea creatures

PeaceLoveAndMincePies Wed 13-Jan-16 20:50:21

Does That's Not My Hat have fish in it!? <runs to look>

evilgiraffe Wed 13-Jan-16 21:29:29

Yeah, This Is Not My Hat is a fish book - a bit lacking in colour for such a small child though, I think. I do love it myself (and I Want My Hat Back), and DD will no doubt receive them in the next couple of years!

She is now the proud owner of Hooray For Fish and very enthusiastic about it. Fabulous pictures indeed. Thanks all for suggestions!

Longdistance Wed 13-Jan-16 21:37:48

The Rainbow fish. Love how the fish sparkles in the book.

PeaceLoveAndMincePies Wed 13-Jan-16 21:50:21

I have I Want My Hat Back. Apologies for the confusion. No fish therein.

Shallishanti Wed 13-Jan-16 21:52:16

Rainbow fish!

Creatureofthenight Wed 13-Jan-16 21:56:04

Tip tap went the crab by Tim Hopgood - can't remember how many fish, but follows a crab from the beach to the deep sea, good for that age too.

NoSquirrels Wed 13-Jan-16 22:12:54

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle. Loads of fish, with interesting info about them, and lovely interactive pages.

mawbroon Thu 14-Jan-16 01:49:23

There's another Julia Donaldson one about a hermit crab, the name of which escapes me right now..

BatMobile Thu 14-Jan-16 03:35:20

Tip Tap Went the Crab is good. Admittedly quite crab-focused, but lots of fish too. And numbers / counting.

Marzipants Thu 14-Jan-16 03:37:43

Another vote for Hooray for Fish. It's mercifully short too.

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