A Bear, a Fish, and a Fishy Wish by Bernstrom, Daniel

A Bear, a Fish, and a Fishy Wish

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From the creators of A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree comes another fun-to-read romp featuring lovable, hungry Bear. This time, he's after a determined fish, who has an altogether different plan!

Readers of the beloved A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree met a bear who longed for honey, but never got to eat any. In this boisterous follow-up, will Bear's luck change? He's spotted a fish! And his wish? To gobble up this delicious fish dish, of course! Sadly for Bear, this is no ordinary fish--he's a homesick fellow determined to get back upstream where he belongs. Once again, Daniel Bernstrom and Brandon James Scott show off their deep understanding of what makes kids laugh. The longing, the chase, the action, and splash--and the delightfully tongue twisting text--will have kids asking to hear this story again and again. With just a few words and page after page of fantastic expressions, A Bear, a Fish, and a Fishy Wish has the madcap energy and playfulness that keeps kids riveted--as they learn to read!

Author: Daniel Bernstrom
Publisher: Hippo Park
Published: 05/14/2024
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.07lbs
Size: 10.25h x 10.36w x 0.41d
ISBN: 9781662640698
Audience: Ages 4-8


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2024

About the Author
Daniel Bernstrom is a poet and the author of six picture books, including One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. Until now, Daniel's books have always included Black characters, reflecting everyday adventures and joy. This is Daniel's first book that features animals exclusively. A graduate of the Hamline MFA in writing for children and young adults, Daniel has worked with a host of wonderful mentors, including Phyllis Root, Jane Resh Thomas, and many others. His book Big Papa and the Time Machine won the Minnesota Book Award and is the story of his grandfather leaving the south to find work and start a family amidst the challenges of 20th century African American life. Daniel lives in Worthington, Minnesota with his wife and five adorable children.

By day Brandon is a Creative Director working in animation and by night he illustrates picture books. For over a decade Brandon has worked on a range of hit animated entertainment including his own creation, the award-winning series, Justin Time. He loves to make art that brings adventure, levity, heart, and curiosity for the fantastic and whimsical world around us and in our dreams. A born and raised Canadian, he currently lives with his family in Toronto.