The Fish of Small Wishes
Author: Elana K. Arnold; illustrations by Magdalena Mora
Fall in love with a modern fairy tale inspired by a Jewish family memory in this magical picture book by award-winning picture book creators Elana K. Arnold and Magdalena Mora.
Once, there was a girl named Kiki, who found a fish on the asphalt.
The fish was very hot and very dry.
But when Kiki put it in the bathtub, it started swimming, and growing, and . . . speaking?
"I want to grant you a wish for saving me," it said.
A wish-granting fish!
Alas, this fish was only a fish of small wishes, and Kiki’s wish was too big.
Unless . . . there was a way for both their dreams to come true.
Follow Kiki and the wish-granting fish in this contemporary fairy-tale perfect for fans of A Big Mooncake for Little Star and Carmela Full of Wishes.
Roaring Brook Press
In The News
★ "Well suited to reading aloud, this imaginative narrative...glow[s] with warmth and color." -- Booklist, starred review
"A sweet...lesson about finding your voice." -- Kirkus Reviews
"This pleasantly eccentric picture book will remind readers that wishes don’t always require magic to be fulfilled." -- BCCB
"Strokes of gouache...and digital collage, depict a blue-green world bubbling with possibility in this folktale-feeling work." -- Publishers Weekly
About the Creators
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