Elvie is desperate for a puppy that she can train up to do amazing tricks. But it's not a puppy Mum returns from the pet shop with, it's a fish.

But Elvie doesn't give up. Determined to fulfill her dream of having a performing pet she trains up Fluff the fish. Fluff can't sit, she won't bark on command, but she does have a very special fishy talent all of her own . . .


Michael Rosen is one of Britain's foremost children's poets and writers. He regularly performs his poetry in schools, and can be heard on BBC Radio 4 as a regular presenter.
He also teaches at the University of North London, and has published over 100 books for children.


A real treat for young readers, full of cheeky humour.

The Bookseller

Perfect for every child who’s just beginning to read alone, this hilarious tale is a roller coaster ride of fame and fortune and the possible resulting disasters.

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

A delicious idea taken to a ridiculous extreme . . . gloriously silly and slightly naughty.

The Bookbag

Perfectly judged to engage newly competent readers

The School Librarian

Not to be missed

Creative Steps

This will be a winner with those on the verge of becoming independent readers

Red Reading Hub

From the iconic Michael Rosen and Tony Ross, here is a collection of black-and-white illustrated and super funny stories for children aged 5+. Each story has different characters and themes, but they are all equally funny and will help during the transitional phase from picture books to longer stories read independently. We think children will especially love these books’ characters, from genius bumblebees and farting fish to pasta-loving cats! If you love Humorous stories, this is the series for you, from two of our biggest and most treasured authors and illustrators, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’s Michael Rosen and Horrid Henry books’s Tony Ross.


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