Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster by Sue Hendra

Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster

Written by Sue Hendra

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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Barry, the unusual fish with a full set of fingers, is back for a new set of adventures. This time he is set to help a hairy, scary monster who no one wants to play with. Luckily, Barry comes up with a plan and soon the monster is neither hairy nor scary but friends with everyone. Barry’s undersea escapades continue to entertain.

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Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster by Sue Hendra

Barry and his fishy friends are playing Hide and Seek. Puffy finds a great hiding place in an old wreck, but he gets scared out of his wits when he sees a hairy monster lurking in the shadows. Luckily Barry the fish with fingers comes to the rescue - and discovers that the 'monster' is a friendly seahorse who just needs a haircut!


Reviews for Barry the Fish with Fingers:

"A funny tale that relies on one single gag, and ends with the moral that everyone
has special talents that makes them unique." Junior

"This is rather fishy fun." Families Magazine

About the Author

Sue Hendra

Sue Hendra says:

"I graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and have been working as an illustrator of children's books since then. I've worked on over 70 titles now and I really enjoy it. I used to illustrate completely by hand but now I work on computer as well as painting. In addition to making books I run weekly art clubs for 8- 12 year olds at two of my local museums. I started this a couple of years ago and discovered that I really love working with children. I still live in Brighton and work in a shared studio with seven other artists."

Sue Hendra has made a name for herself creating picture books starring the most endearingly wacky array of characters.

Barry the Fish with Fingers made a big splash when first published in 2009, and has since sold over 100,000 copies. Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell was the bestselling new picture book for the first quarter of 2011, and Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat burst onto the scenes in summer 2012.

Sue Hendra’s Simon & Schuster titles have reached almost 300,000 copies in the UK alone.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Sue Hendra
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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

4th August 2011




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