The Only Fish in the Sea (Hardcover)

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By Philip C. Stead, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
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At the heart of this brave and daring rescue mission is a tenacious young girl's drive to set things right. With comedically grave obstacles in her way, she and her companion set out with a boat, fishing gear, many pink balloons, and a large dose of patience. Quirky and charming, this book will resonate with any child who has a heart full of moxie. 

— Kelly


Did you hear about little Amy Scott? She got a goldfish for her birthday and then just threw it in the ocean That doesn't seem right.

I guess Sherman and Sadie will have to go save little Ellsworth (every fish deserves a proper name) on their own. They'll need:

A boat
Fishing gear
Twenty-one pink balloons
A bucket of paint
Appropriate headwear in case of weather--good or bad

Don't worry. Ellsworth is in good hands now, but what ever happened to little Amy Scott?

Join Sadie (Special Delivery) on another adventure in The Only Fish in the Sea, a delightful picture book by Philip C. Stead and Matthew Cordell.

A Neal Porter Book

About the Author

Philip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Books that he has recently written and illustrated include Ideas Are All Around and Samson in the Snow. He previously collaborated with Matthew Cordell on Special Delivery. Philip lives with his wife, illustrator Erin E. Stead, in Michigan. Matthew Cordell has illustrated many books for children including Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead, a Washington Post Best Book of 2015. He is the author and illustrator of several picture books including Wolf In The Snow, Another Brother, Wish, and Hello! Hello!. Matthew lives outside of Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781626722828
ISBN-10: 162672282X
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English