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  • Published: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781862306523
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

One Smart Fish



Find out how one smart fish can change the world!

Long ago in the deep ocean, there lived… one 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?

  • Published: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781862306523
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Christopher Wormell

Chris Wormell is a self-taught artist, and the winner of the Ragazza Prize at Bologna in 1991. Two Frogs won the Nestlé Bronze Award, Molly and the Night Monster was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and One Smart Fish won the Booktrust Early Years Awards Best Picture Book. 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. Chris lives in North London with his wife and children.

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Praise for One Smart Fish

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 lifew 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, S (Supp. to Sunday Express)

I loved this book! It was vibrant and engaging. Some of the fish were a little scary, but it's a book that makes you think about change and evolution.

Nayu's Reading Corner

When it comes to picture books, award-winning illustrator and author Chris Wormell's excellent One Smart Fish is positively swimming with colour and action! It's the story of evolution brilliantly disguised as the adventure of one very clever fish who wants to walk on land more than anything else in the world.

Beverly Guardian

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