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Please, Mr Magic Fish!

By Jessica Souhami
Illustrated by Jessica Souhami

A beautifully told folk-tale exploring the theme of greediness.

A charming picture story on a favourite folk-tale theme – "Don't be too greedy". One day, fisherman Jack catches a magic fish. It says, "If you free me I'll grant your dearest wish." Jack and his wife only want their little house to be dry and warm. But soon they are asking for more and more. Even for a palace! They don't notice that each time, the sea is changing colour, getting stormier. And then, they forget to say thank you. What happens in the end? Maybe not quite what the reader expects.

  • Fresh and lively reimagining of a favourite folk-tale, known across Europe
  • Teaches children about the dangers of greed, in a fun way
  • A fabulous read-aloud story

About the author

Jessica Souhami is an acclaimed artist and storyteller whose artwork is inspired by the shadow puppet shows she created and took on tour earlier in her career. Her illustrations, like her puppets, use brilliant colour and bold shapes and her characters= leap and swoop across the spreads. She has an international following for her re-tellings of traditional tales from round the world. Among her many books are Sausages, Foxy! and The Little, Little House and most recently, Honk Honk, Hold Tight.

ISBN: 9781910959183
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2018
Dimensions: 240 x 240mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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