I Wish I Was a Fish
Little Steps, 2022
32pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
Oh, what a thrill it would be to have a tail and gills! Imagine breathing underwater water! The idea gives me chills.
The little lad in this story is fascinated by fish and the world they live in so he takes the reader on an imaginary adventure under the water as he dreams of what his life would be like if his dreams came true. But wait! What would he have to give up as a little boy if they did? Is there a compromise?
This story-in-rhyme is not only an introduction to the creatures of the watery world for our young readers, but it is also an opportunity for them to share the things they wish for – and reflect on the price they would pay if they actually came true. A chance to think about the meaning of “Be careful what you wish for.”