- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (6 July 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847385168
- ISBN-13: 978-1847385161
- Product Dimensions: 26 x 26 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Barry the Fish with Fingers Paperback – 6 Jul 2009
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About the Author
Sue Hendra graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and has been working as an illustrator of children's books since then. She is the author/illustrator of the hugely successful BARRY THE FISH WITH FINGERS. Sue lives in Brighton.
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The combination of beautiful illustration and a storyline bordering on the epic make for a fantastic journey through the world of a fish with fingers.
I can see a bright future for Barry. He has a real prescence about him and just seems to leap off the page(more so in the pop up version apparently). I really hope Sue Hendra puts her Barry thinking fingers on and gets to work and some more great fishy tales!
A must buy for any age and a great present to receive.
The pictures are bright and appealing. Barry's fingers are stylized, not creepy. (I kept thinking about "fish fingers" on the school lunch menu. That's probably not the exact teachable moment the author was aiming for, but what do I know.) The story is light and zippy. Actually, for a picture book we get a lot of story - Barry's whole fingers thing, the way he connects with old bubble-blower, the way the story wraps up. That's a lot of action, but none of it seems inaccessible to a little reader. And there are a dozen mild positive lessons to be drawn from the tale.
The upshot? This feels like a fun, silly and pretty upbeat treat for reading time, and it's certainly a book an adult reading to youngsters could have fun with. A nice find.
I only had two slight problems with the book, which caused me to knock off one star from my review.
1. Puffy has a slight attitude problem when he becomes jealous of Barry, and uses the words "hate" and "stupid". So I find myself explaining to her how rude and grumpy Puffy is every time I read this particular page.
2. When the crate falls, the story doesn't expressly explain that there are musical instruments falling into the sea. Older children can read between the lines, but for my toddler, I had to break from the story telling at this point and explain what is in the pictures so the story made sense.
Even with my slight gripes, we still love the book! Just the picture of Barry on the cover makes me laugh. Children all around must now have a very odd image of how fish fingers are made.
I have a "spooky" tale to tell....
My daughter calls my Father "Grandad Fish" as he has a large fishpond, & his name is Barry!
So imagine our surprise when we came across this book at the local library!
It was an immediate hit with my 3 yr old, that in the end, after numerous renewals - I just had to buy it as an Easter present.
Lovely story, which soon turns into a tickle session.... & will also help to explain about fish fingers in the future!
We got our own copy and all is well. Barry the fish with fingers is now free to swim into another childs book bag.
Funny and appealing to children and mad daddy and I chuckle too. Lovely bright pictures even for the youngest child.
Highly recommended by us. Enjoy
I would have to agree with some of the other reviews on here where it mentions 'hate' and 'stupid'. As long as you tweak the words to'I really don't like' or 'stooopid' I think it rounds the book off.
This book is ace otherwise. You really won't be dissappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely tale great pictures one of the first books my son read himself a firm favourite at bedtime.Published 11 days ago by nikki k
Fantastic book, although I change a few words as I read along because I'm not teaching my 3 year old to use the words hate or stupid! Read morePublished 15 days ago by Good kitty
This little book was bought for our step great grand-son who, we have heard today, absolutely loves it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Groig
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