One Smart Fish

Author(s): Chris Wormell

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Find out how one smart fish can change the world! Long ago in the deep ocean, there smart fish! He wasn't the biggest and he wasn't the boldest, but he was the cleverest. What this smart fish wanted more than anything else was to walk upon the land. But everyone knows that fish can't walk...can they?


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Find out how one smart fish can change the world!

Winner of Booktrust Early Years Award: Best Picture Book for children up to five-years-old 2010. Shortlisted for Roald Dahl Funny Prize: The Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under 2010.

"Wormell's watery watercolour world teams with weird and wonderful fish of all shapes, sizes and colours" Books for Keeps "Chris Wormell's watery water-colours of dazzling tropical fish, with their rainbow-coloured spots and stripes, will surely captivate enquiring minds, eager to glimpse life under the ocean" -- Richard Monte Carousel "Gloriously colourful story of a clever fish" Daily Mail "Is it possible to explain evolution to a four-year-old and make it funny? Chris Wormell has inexplicably managed with One Smart Fish, the story of a fish determine to walk on the land who invents some fish boots" -- Rachel Carlyle Sunday Express

Chris Wormell is a self-taught artist, and the winner of the Ragazza Prize at Bologna in 1991. Two Frogs won the Nestle Bronze Award in 2003 and Molly and the Night Monster was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009. His books include George and the Dragon and The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit which was recently adapted into a stage play. In addition to his children's books, Chris undertakes other illustration work including advertising campaigns, packaging, a set of Royal Mail stamps and a collection of four covers for the same issue of Time Out magazine, featuring traditional British pub signs. Chris lives in North London with his wife and children.

General Fields

  • : 9781862306523
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Red Fox Picture Books
  • : December 2010
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chris Wormell
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 32
  • : chiefly col. Illustrations