With easily digestible doses of biological and historical background, common-sense cautionary notes, and a buoyant tone, this is an appealing dive for newly independent readers out to enhance the household menagerie. An ideal lead-in to more specific guides to aquarium setup and fish care."--Kirkus Reviews
"This overview of fish big and small (mostly small) takes an irreverent approach to its subject...an entertaining primer for families in the market for a pet fish."—Publisher's Weekly
"With expressive figures, warm-toned backgrounds, and wide, open panels, this straddles the line between picture book and comic, making this fun, engaging volume especially well-suited to kiddos just starting to read on their own."—Booklist
"An appealing format attractive to burgeoning graphic novel and comic book reader."—School Library Journal
"Emergent readers will enjoy learning about goldfish, not just their history, but also their care." —A School Library Journal Good Comics for Kids Weekly Pick!
"I can’t wait to introduce kids to fish with Something’s Fishy. [McCloskey's] books make for excellent nonfiction storytime reading and pair nicely with picture books. You can very easily pair Something’s Fishy with Rainbow Fish, Lois Ehlert’s Rain Fish, or any number of fish or sea life-related stories."—Mom Read It
Washington DC's WUSA 9 selected Something's Fishy as one of the "best summer books for your kids!"
"The lessons here are more subtle and comedic than your straightforward educational work, but that makes this, as with McCloskey’s other books, a fun read, particularly for kids interested in the topic or contemplating a finny pet."—Comics Worth Reading
"In deep colors that echo the watery depths, the acrylic and gouache artwork is playful but accurately portrays the many species of fish."—Youth Services Book Review
"Can learning be fun? Of course! If you're in doubt, check out McCloskey's latest nonfiction title for early readers in Toon Books' Giggle and Learn series."—Mile High Books