A Fish to Feed

Come along with a toddler and Daddy as they walk to the store to buy a pet fish, and find lots to talk about along the way. They see many other fish – but where is that special “fish to feed”? Toddlers will love peeping through the holes to find the pet fish, and talking about what they see inside the different stores.

Illustration © 2015 by Ying-Hwa Hu

Includes a note from early literacy and language expert Dr. Betty Bardige that shows adults how everyday activities and conversation with young children offer rich opportunities to build early language. To see more language-building tips from Dr. Bardige you can visit Early Childhood Investigations.

To see more of award-winning illustrator Ying-Hwa Hu’s artwork you can visit her at www.yinghwahu.com.

“A straightforward, informative, and joyous read for both parent and child.” – Kirkus ReviewsA Featured Kids’/Teen Book Review

“In A Fish to Feed, a sweet book in which a father and son go shopping for a fish and carry it home, the board book is constructed with holes in the pages that children will enjoy playing with and looking through. The text shows how shopping, something we all do with kids, is a rich opportunity to talk. “There are so many things in this store,” says Dad. “What do you see?”” – Jarrett Dapier, “Building Better Brains,” in Children and Libraries, journal of the Association for Library Service to Children

A Fish to Feed is an exciting new board book from the Small Talk Books® series to encourage early communication and socialization skills. . . . The conversational tone of A Fish to Feed promotes early language development and awareness, and the book’s appealing illustrations increase environmental awareness as well as the concept of cultural diversity. A Fish to Feed is a delightful experience to enhance the learning and literacy of very young children.” – Midwest Book Review

ParentChild+ recommended

Shortlisted for a 2016 CLEL Bell Picture Book Award


To Order

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ISBN-13: 978-1-59572-707-7
Illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu
Published by Star Bright Books, 2015
Board book with die-cut holes, 18 pages
For ages 1-3


Un pez para alimentar / A Fish to Feed, 2016
Spanish/English bilingual edition
ISBN-13: 978-1595727589

photo by Nathaniel Novod