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Fabulous Fishes

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  86 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
With a simple, rhyming text and brightly colored, richly textured illustrations, author-illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to different kinds of fish and the underwater world they call home. From the spiky lionfish and the brightly colored clownfish to lanternfishes and hatchetfishes that flash lights so they can find each other in the deepest, darkest pa ...more
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Peachtree Publishers
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Brooke Murray
Dec 03, 2014 Brooke Murray rated it liked it
Fabulous Fishes is a book all about fishes and all of the different kinds of fish that live in the ocean. This book helps show kids all the different fish that are out there and the illustrations help them to know what they look like. This book is also cool because in the book it has a glossary of more specifics of what each fish is like. This is a good intro book for kids that are just starting to learn more about the world around them. I think I would've liked this book more if it was more spe ...more
Kaitlyn Horvath
Nov 02, 2013 Kaitlyn Horvath rated it really liked it
Shelves: ch-02-nsta
I think this is a good book for younger children when discussing sea animals. this book did a good job in illustrating and talking about the fish. I really think children will enjoy this book.
Jun 15, 2014 Cemeread rated it really liked it
Shelves: ch-non-fiction
This rhyming picture book can be used like a non-fiction book. While only a few of the fish are named in the story the striped fish and the spikey fish along with all the others, are real fish. The pages following the story show a small version of the illustration, the fish name, an additional sentence about it and where it can be found in the world. If one checks the title page even the fish on the end pages are named. The children will probably recognize and be able to name a few of the fish b ...more
Ashley Sampson
Apr 07, 2015 Ashley Sampson rated it really liked it
Fabulous Fishes is a picture book that is full of fun little rhymes and bright, colorful pages. This book would be perfect for new babies up to 8 year olds. The book shows different types of fish, what they look like, tells the texture of some (spiney, spiked, etc...), and does so in a vibrant way with little words. I appreciate that there are two pages dedicated to not only giving the reader some information on the different fish, but also listing the bodies of water they live in!
Amy Forrester
Jul 11, 2012 Amy Forrester rated it it was amazing
This nonfiction picture book features beautifully layered color illustrations of nearly 30 fishes. Each page features a single fish with just a few words. The rhyming phrases are the glue that holds the anatomically, vibrantly true to life illustrations together.

I recently heard Stockdale speak at the American Library Association Conference and was impressed by her dedication to research and accuracy when creating her nonfiction books. Back matter includes thumbnails of each illustration with th
Dec 18, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it
Beautiful illustrations and simple rhyming text for littlies, accompanied by more detailed informational back matter for older kids. This is a lovely non fiction book about fish for young people.
Sep 08, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
A good book for my fast-page-flipping tiny. The pictures are colorful and the text rhymes.
Oct 15, 2014 Karen rated it liked it
The illustrations are gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS. Um, that is all.
Jeana Wert
Oct 13, 2013 Jeana Wert rated it liked it
This book was both educational and colorful. Perfect for Young children. It was also catchy because it rhymed, so that will help children that read it learn about the different kinds of fish. It also helped show the depths of the ocean and where the fish live.
Sung Baick
Feb 03, 2011 Sung Baick rated it it was amazing
Great book about an assortment of fish. Fun rhyming pattern. Colorful pictures and details. Also includes a glossary of all sorts of fish in the back. Very short and easy to read. It would be great for a lesson on fish with the younger grade level kids.
Nov 12, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
A rhythmic, jazzy read telling about the fish and other creatures of the sea. The end tells about all the different sea creatures shown in the book in more depth than the story itself, so older and younger kids can access the content.
Scottsdale Public Library
Gorgeous illustrations highlight a charming, rhyming text, perfect for reading aloud. Additional information on each fish is given at the close of the book, for marine enthusiasts. – Paula C.
Got a fish lover in the house? This non-fiction text detailing various types of fish is full of beautiful, striking illustrations! Great text to delve into what's bustling under the sea.
Josie Dipiero
Nov 13, 2013 Josie Dipiero rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ch-02-nsta
This book was amazing. I liked the illustrations, they were gorgeous! I liked that they pictures showed where the fish lived instead of just a picture of a fish. This book was great!!
Jan 08, 2009 Cindi rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Simple, rhyming. The pictures are nice, but this book isn't spectacular (as compared with a Steve Jenkins book). My two year old seemed to like it.
Jeanette Johnson
Jun 16, 2011 Jeanette Johnson rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Easy rhyming story about a variety of fish. Additional factual information in the back of the book about all of the varieties of fish mentioned.
Meg McGregor
May 15, 2013 Meg McGregor rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
Your littles will love the bright colors and simple text makes it very easy for the reader to add details of their own.
Jul 13, 2012 Peacegal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great introduction to the amazing world of fish -- and not a fishing pole in sight.
May 19, 2011 Dee rated it it was amazing
Beautiful eye popping illustrations. A lot of neat facts about unusual fish.
Apr 13, 2009 Zonia rated it liked it
Shelves: read-school
Good to pair with Swimmy or other story about a fish or fishes for storytime.
Kate Conley
Feb 12, 2012 Kate Conley rated it liked it
What fun learning about all the different kinds of fish. My kids liked it!
Sep 30, 2008 Marge added it
Shelves: picture-books
simple fish book with details on the fish in the back of the book.
Dec 26, 2014 Dana rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
Simple and rhyming text with quite the assortment of fish.
beautiful pictures of different types of fish.
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Susan Stockdale has written and illustrated a number of children's picture books including Spectacular Spots, Stripes of All Types, Bring On the Birds, and Fabulous Fishes. Her books celebrate nature with whimsical charm and have won awards from the American Library Association, Parents' Choice, the National Science Teachers Association, Children's Cooperative Book Center, and Bank Street College ...more
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