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Something Fishy

Written by Polly Dunbar

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers

LoveReading View on Something Fishy

There’s something fishy going in in this cat’s house alright, but unfortunately nothing to do with the kind that ends up in a dishy. Why are the family oblivious to requests for fish treats and instead busy decorating, looking dreamy and buying little bootees? Children will cotton on to what’s going on much quicker than the increasingly grumpy and worried cat narrating the story and will love filling the gaps between the words and the pictures. They’ll also love Cat’s expression when the new baby arrives home. Polly Dunbar’s illustrations are child-centered, deceptively simple and satisfying, and the book is a wonderful way to explore feelings. It will be particularly helpful too to any child about to become a big brother or sister, after all Cat is still loved by the family, and particularly by the new baby! 

Andrea Reece

Something Fishy Synopsis

Like all cats, this cat absolutely loves fish. But what do you do when your owners start acting strangely? They don't seem to understand the importance of fish any more. They are too busy buying tiny clothes, gathering colourful toys, and redecorating in pastel colours. And one owner in particular seems to be getting a lot . . . bigger.

Something Fishy is a very funny family story from the award-winning Polly Dunbar, creator of the bestselling Penguin and Tilly and Friends, now a CBeebies series. The adorable cat's journey from jealousy and anxiety to love and acceptance will appeal to any child with a new brother or sister on the way! The perfect story for cat lovers everywhere - and for families with a new arrival.

Something Fishy Press Reviews

A wry look at new-sibling anxiety and jealousy through the eyes of a fish-loving feline. Funny and very effective for families with a new arrival. Dunbar's cat protagonist is an expressive delight   The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781509837991
Publication date: 14/06/2018
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509837991
Publication date: 14th June 2018
Author: Polly Dunbar
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories

About Polly Dunbar

Polly Dunbar is a major picture-book talent. She is the author-illustrator of a series called Tilly and Friends which has been made into an animated series, to air on CBeebies from September 2012.  She's also the author/illustrator of Penguin, Arthur's Dream Boat, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her titles have won numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Year's Award 2007, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize 2007, the Practical Pre-School Award 2007 and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award 2008, and was shortlisted for ...

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