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Tiddler: The Story-Telling Fish

By Julia Donaldson   Illustrated by Axel Scheffler   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443148986 Paperback
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Children's Bks | ISBN 9780439943772 Hardcover
48 Pages | 10" x 11.5" | Ages 4 to 8

This colourful undersea adventure from the bestselling creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man is now available as a paperback reader!

Tiddler is late to school every day, and he always has an elaborate excuse for his teacher. One day, as Tiddler is thinking up his next story, a net sweeps him up and hauls him far away from his school. How will Tiddler find his way home? All he has to do is follow the trail of his biggest, fishiest story yet!

Full of bright colour and bouncy repetition, this engaging book makes a fun introduction to the wonders of story-telling!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Tiddler: The story-telling fish

"A charmingly illustrated story about a plain gray fish . . . Donaldson's gently paced cautionary tale is populated by Scheffler's comical undersea creatures . . . and the effect is always amusing." —The New York Times Book Review

"Donaldson's rhyming text is crisp and clean, leaving plenty of metaphorical room for Scheffler's expansively imagined art . . . he creates an ocean effervescent with texture, color and vividly expressive personalities. And Tiddler is an excellent reader surrogate: spunky, wide-eyed and ultimately triumphant." —Publishers Weekly

"The colorful, detailed illustrations feature an endearing cast of undersea denizens with the text woven through on clean white space . . . . An engaging book to share." —School Library Journal

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