There's a new superhero on the block, with super fishy powers.
Plucked from school and plonked on a boat, Bodhi is now a world away from home and friends. Boredom soon kicks in whilst his parents are busy studying global warming and gross Galapagos sea cucumbers. When a prank by the skipper’s daughter (Emely) goes revoltingly wrong, she and Bodhi find themselves lost on a deserted island nose to snout with a terrifyingly ugly reptile. The initially feared marine iguana soon protects the kids and ultimately helps Bodhi discover his very own super powers. Faster than a speeding mullet … stronger than a bull shark … it’s Fish Kid! But before Fish Kid and his trusty sidekick can even consider saving the world, they’ll have to save themselves. Will Bodhi and Emely ever see their parents again?
Kylie Howarth is an award-winning graphic designer and artist from Perth, Western Australia. She was raised in the country alongside her brother, dog, sheep, several orphaned kangaroos and one very cheeky echidna. Kylie’s obsession with animals also extends under water as she has braved lionfish in Egypt, piranhas and pink dolphins in the Amazon, marine iguanas and hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos Islands, and swum with whale sharks and manta rays at Ningaloo. She is the author and illustrator of children’s picture books Fish Jam, Chip and 1, 2, Pirate Stew. The Fish Kid series are her first books with Walker.
Throughout the book Kylie Howarth has included clever illustrations and fish facts which help create a visual context for the reader. The story is a fast moving and an enjoyable read.
This… book is funny, with Bodhi a relatable voice in a fantastical story.
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Interspersed with facts about the ocean and its sea life, this very funny story is a delight to read from start to finish. There’s danger, adventure and rollicking good fun to be had.
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