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Fidgety Fish

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  331 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Tiddler is a very fidgety fish. So much so, that when his mother has had
enough, she sends him out into the sea to swim, Watch out for the Big
Fish she warns. Tiddler flips and glides faster than a rocket. He comes
across several sea creatures before his curiosity gets the better of him
and he enters a big, dark cave When Tiddler hears a loud snap, and
everything suddenly go
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 30th 2003 by Tiger Tales (first published August 1st 2001)
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Feb 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Tiddler the fish learns a lesson. The book has great vocabulary words...wriggled, squiggled, glided....and more. Good for kids 3 years old and up.
Morgan Jones
This book is about many differnt kinds of fish in the sea. Although it starts off with the fidgety fish who explains that it cannnot sit still. The end of the book shows that although he cannot manage to sit still the other fish still play with him. The illustrations in the book are good because they show the reader many differnt kinds of fish.

I gave this book 5 stars because I think it is very important that children are able to find books they can relate to. This book would be good for the st
Jul 25, 2008 rated it liked it
Adorable, brightly colored illustrations with a so-so story. The premise is promising - a mommy fish sends the child fish out to swim off some energy and he manages to get into trouble.... but the execution just isn't that good. Still it's ok... just not great. ...more
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I like this book but more importantly my 3 year old loves it. Out of the 6 books from the library, this one is picked first each time we sit down to read. The story is cute and silly. It's a great read aloud. ...more
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read this book to my girl (3.5 years) and she loved it! She loved all the colorful pages and things in them, she laughed a lot and wanted to re read it many times more!

Fidgeting, wriggled, squiggled and giggled - loved these words- good vocabulary for young children
Nov 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Great for preschool because the pictures are big and bold and the story line is easy to follow.
Oct 07, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals, rhyme, pre-school
The rhyme is sometimes difficult to hear in the flow of the words but the illustrations are colorful and fun in this story about a fish who cannot sit stil
Mar 09, 2018 rated it liked it
A fidgety fish drives his mother crazy with his fidgeting. When she sends him out to settle down, he quickly gets into trouble!
A good selection for fish-themed storytimes.
Bethany Corkran
Mar 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: dr-smith-s-class
This fiction picture book tells the story of Tiddler the fidgety fish. He is a child fish that cannot be still, so his mom sends him outside. She tells him to watch out for the big fish. Tiddler goes out and has a grand time until he is swallowed by a big fish! He is burped back out thankfully, and after that, he went home and went straight to bed because he was finally tired. I enjoyed this book because I love under the sea themed illustrations, fish are fascinating with all of their colors so ...more
Hannah Monroe
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: exceptionalities
Tiddler is a very busy little fish. He has all kinds of energy, and his mom tells him he needs to get it all out. His mom sends him on a trip in the ocean. She tells him to be careful because there is a lot of big fish out there. Tiddler goes zooming around the sea, meeting several sea creatures. Tiddler finds a cave and swims deep inside when all of a sudden it closes! Tiddler isn't in a cave, he's in the tummy of the Big Fish. Scared, Tiddler begins to swim around and bump all over in the Big ...more
Jess Hedgecock
1. Characters, setting, plot, etc.: Tiddler is the Fidgety Fish within this story. He can never sit still and one day is mother told him to go out to swim till he was tired. He gets trapped in a larger fishes tummy. He has to get out and get home as fast as he can.
2. Literary or artistic elements: I love the rhyming in this book. It is a little bit of a tongue twister, but manageable for teachers and most students.
3. Rating on the book: I love this book! I feel like the students will not catch
Olivia Pollari
This story is about a fish that just doesn't stop moving. His mom has had enough and sent him out of the house to get all the energy out. He adventures and finds himself in a dark cave, shivers, shakes then BURRRP, he flew out all the way back home.
This story wasn't my favorite but it shows very extrovert students to chill and take a breather or they'll find themselves in some trouble like the fish found himself in another big fishes belly. 3 stars, I liked the colorful pictures but not so much
Abigail Mayeske
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ecce2115-nature
I liked seeing all the colorful fish in this story. There was also a wide variety of animals shown. I also liked that there was a good representation of the food chain ever so slightly that made it more appropriate for young children. I also thought that the character Tiddler was very relateable for young children because he was adventuress and he fidgeted a lot.
Julie Spencer
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: a family audience.
Loved reading this book to my children, its great.

Lots of colours, images and rhyme. I often wonder if it was reading to my children that encouraged me to return to University a Mature Student. These books are not simply teaching our children, they teach all that read them.

Time for a charity bag now, but I will buy it again for my grandchildren, highly recommended.
Ashley Zuniga
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ecce-2115-fish
The illustrations in the book are eye catching. The colors in the book contrast one another and make one another pop. The words in the book are not hard for children to understand. The kids will be engaged due to the illustrations which are detailed and funny.
Kest Schwartzman
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
If, hypothetically, you spend time with a small person who happens to really like whales, you'll find this book worthwhile as a bribe to get said small person to sit down. ...more
Iam think very well
Nov 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, je
This book is about a little fish who can't sit still. ...more
Naomi Rivera
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ecce2115
Good for teaching children about the different fish and creatures that live in the ocean.
Bright, colorful illustrations and big pages make this a great read aloud book to a group. The story is only so-so, but the vocabulary is great and kids will enjoy it.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: animals
This book is a great one for teachers. In a classroom, no two students are the same. One of your students make relate to this story about being fidgety!
Miss Sarah
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book about a fish who can't sit still so his mother send him out to the ocean to play but warns him of the very big fish out there. Fun and silly. Toddler and up ...more
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
My son loves this book hence the rating however the execution really irritates me and I do not find that it flows as easily as other books.
Vanessa Holzknecht
I didn't think it was a horrible book but I didn't think it made much sense really and I thought maybe it would talk more about being fidgety but instead the dish is eaten eventually for having so much energy and I don't feel it's the best message ever really but I found it enjoyable too. It's cute but doesn't seem to make much sense of have a good story. ...more
Hockey Mama
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Kiddos loved this for a bedtime story.
A book of short poems of different sea life creatures.
We acted out some of the "fidgety" fish poems.

Silly Shark
Fidgety Fish
Shy Octopus
Super Sea Horses
and more...

The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fish, ocean
Tiddler the little fish just can't stop fidgeting. His mom sends him "outside" to work out his energy and he accidentally gets eaten by the big fish. But he fidgets his way out of the big fish's stomach. When he returns home, he at last is out of energy.

Really cute illustrations.
Aug 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful illustrations and choice words make this a must-read for toddlers!
Jul 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
A fun, easy to read picture book. The surprise in the middle is GREAT for 2 and 3 year olds!
Elizabeth Bae
Jun 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book is great to read to students about different personalities.
Jul 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-to-aidan
Tiddler is a squirmy fish sent out to sea by his mom to swim away some of his wiggles. His squiggles help him get out of a dangerous situation...
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