Fish Who Could Wish

Overview

The witty pictures of watery wished-for castles and cars and Spanish guitars are sure to spark children s laughter. And the surprise ending is both touching and thought-provoking. - Redbook Magazine

A fish's wishes come true until the day he makes a foolish wish.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $74.95   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$74.95
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(221)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

The witty pictures of watery wished-for castles and cars and Spanish guitars are sure to spark children s laughter. And the surprise ending is both touching and thought-provoking. - Redbook Magazine

A fish's wishes come true until the day he makes a foolish wish.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Underneath a vibrant blue sea (reminiscent of The Little Mermaid 's setting) lives a fish who can wish. Better yet, all of his wishes come true. Among the things that he wants--and gets--are a castle, a flashy sports car, a Spanish guitar and fancy suits. When he wishes that he could ski, it snows for a week, and a snowman wearing a diving mask casts with a fishing pole as the happy hero skis off an underwater ski jump. But one day, the fish inadvertently makes his last wish, when he decides that he wants to be just like all of the other fish in the sea. ``But wishing was something / Other fish could not do. / So that was his very last / wish that came true.'' Although the tale's outcome--and message--may be a bit over the heads of the youngest readers, they will certainly appreciate Bush's bouncy rhymed text and Paul's droll depiction of the fish's wishful life. These surprisingly expressive denizens of the deep possess real pizzazz. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- ``In the deep blue sea, in the deep of the blue, swam a fish who could wish, and each wish would come true.'' So begins the fanciful story of this remarkable creature and his unusual talent. Each wish, whether it be for a castle, a car, a horse, or fine suits, is swiftly granted. But in the end, this foolish fish wishes to be like every other fish. And since every other fish cannot wish--that fate becomes his as well. Told in lilting rhyme, this captivating story simply begs to be shared aloud. The ideal complement to Bush's deceptively simple text is Paul's large cartoon illustrations. Executed in watercolors, they capture the light fresh tone of the verse. The colors are appropriately aquatic blues and greens with occasional splashes of yellow and orange. The text and illustrations are well integrated, and the format is large enough to be shared aloud in small group storytimes. While it will take an older picture book audience to understand the irony of the fish's final wish, young children will be fascinated with the theme and the humorous illustrations. --Denise Anton Wright, Library Book Selection Service, Inc., Bloomington, IL
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916291488
  • Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.61 (h) x 0.14 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)