Mr. Fish finds the courage to speak up for his friends when a shark comes to the park and bullies them.
This is a great book about the power of words to conquer bullying and does a great job of showing the inner dilemmas and negative emotions that bullying creates in its victims, while still being kid-friendly and upbeat. The rhyming and repetition of the "chorus" of the book became surprising powerful the more times it was repeated, particularly combined with the power dynamic between a shark and a fish that even little readers understand.
Deborah Diesen currently works for a nonprofit organization and has also worked as a librarian and a bookseller. She lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan.View Author
Dan Hanna lives a life of quiet solitude, high in the Bavarian Alps, where he devotes his life to illustrating (and trying to write) picture books. Most of his income is from a modest bee-keeping operation where he produces a thick and tasty Bavarian honey.View Illustrator