Written by Lucy Cousins
For ages 0 to 5Get this book
A sweet story about a little fish who travels through the sea, meeting all kinds of new fishy friends. We meet red, blue and yellow fish; spotty fish and stripy fish; a scary fish and even a hairy fish! At the end of Little Fish’s journey, he gets rewarded with a kiss by the fish that he loves the most, his mum.
Hooray for Fish is a colourful and engaging picture book packed with fun illustrations of all sorts of interesting-looking fish. The simple rhyming text makes for a fun read aloud, and the repetitive language allows children to join in with describing all the different fish. This book is perfect for expanding the utterances of little ones through simple two-word phrases (e.g. blue fish, happy fish, big fish, thin fish, etc.). The repetition of the word ‘fish’ on every page of the story, means it’s an excellent choice for children practising their use of the speech sounds /f/ and /sh/ at word level or in short phrases.
For further speech and language targets in Hooray for Fish, see the list below.
Narrative Structure: Descriptive Sequence
Story Plot: Repetitive Tale
Published by Candlewick Press in 2008 (ISBN: 9780763639181)