My kid wants to be a marine scientist and also loves goofy, fantastical creatures. This book—filled with amazing scientific illustrations that are tweaked just enough to make them hilarious—might be the most perfect combination of things to inspire her. The rhyming, playful text expertly supports the illustrations with fun facts about these strange sea animals. It’s a wonderful menagerie of funky aquatic creatures for the curious kid and future marine scientist.
From zapping, stinging, even singing, to playing dead or having a see-through head, discover the interesting things different fish do to survive in this delightful non-fiction picture book.
Fish have fins and gills and tails. All fish swim and most have scales. But not all fish act or look the same. From zapping, stinging, even singing, Freaky, Funky Fish: Odd Facts about Fascinating Fish is an adorable picture book with a scientific—and child-friendly—underpinning. With examples of different fish for each description, as well as extensive backmatter explaining the fascinating science behind these variety of fish, this funky book captures the wonder of our ecosystem.
About the Author
Debra Kempf Shumaker loves weird and fascinating facts. When she isn't reading or writing, Debra enjoys cooking, gardening, and watching Jeopardy. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, three sons, and two cats who miss the days the youngest son owned an aquarium full of fish. Freaky, FunkyFish is her debut picture book.
Claire Powell is a bestselling children's book illustrator working in London, UK. She started out designing for big-hitting television brands before an impromptu visit to a children's book exhibition led her down the path of illustration. A hugely versatile artist, Claire has a talent for creating characters that are brimming with emotion and personality.
"Simultaneously enlightening and enthralling."—The Horn Book