A Bear, a Fish, and a Fishy Wish By Daniel Bernstrom; Illustrated by Brandon James Scott

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ISBN: 9781662640698


Published by (2024-05-14)

From the creators of A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree comes another fun-to-read romp featuring lovable, hungry Bear. This time, he’s after a determined fish, who has an altogether different plan!

Readers of the beloved A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree met a bear who longed for honey, but never got to eat any. In this boisterous follow-up, will Bear’s luck change? He’s spotted a fish! And his wish? To gobble up this delicious fish dish, of course! Sadly for Bear, this is no ordinary fish—he’s a homesick fellow determined to get back upstream where he belongs. Once again, Daniel Bernstrom and Brandon James Scott show off their deep understanding of what makes kids laugh. The longing, the chase, the action, and splash—and the delightfully tongue twisting text—will have kids asking to hear this story again and again. With just a few words and page after page of fantastic expressions, A Bear, a Fish, and a Fishy Wish has the madcap energy and playfulness that keeps kids riveted—as they learn to read!

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 18.99 USD / 24.99 CAD
Published: 2024-05-14
ISBN: 9781662640698
Page Count: 40
Trim Size: 10 x 10

A Must-Read May Children's Book Release - BabyLibrarians

★ "Scott's digitally rendered illustrations convey a sense of movement both in the characters and the rushing water, and Bernstrom's light, rhyming narrative bounds along with equal liveliness. Bear and fish have wonderfully expressive faces that imbue the simple story with plenty of emotion as the bear learns one should be careful what one wishes for. A Bear, a Fish, and a Fishy Wish should appeal to readers who love fast, funny stories, as well as fans of the previous book who want to see what the hungry, hapless bear has gotten up to." —Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Thrilling, immersive fun." —Kirkus Reviews

"4.5 stars. “Magic….the previous story starring bear was a bear, a bee and a honey tree; pair these two together!” —Youth Services Book Review

"Simple words create an engaging, rhyming and gorgeous outdoor quest along with beautiful illustrations….In this summer sequel to "A Bear, A Bee and a Honey Tree," Bernstrom and Scott are back with a fun flowing river adventure. Readers will appreciate Bear, his thoughtfulness and the funny fish." —BendNest Parenting

“An excellent addition to anyone's storytime repertoire.” —Gabrielle Stoller, Meridien Library District, IN

“A perfect companion to A Bear, A Bee and a Honey Tree… Perfect storytime pick.” —Andrea Lorenz, East Grand Forks Campbell Library, MN

“A great addition to storytimes!” —Keri Bradeen, Head of Children’s Services, Somerville Public Library, MA