A Bear, a Fish, and a Fishy Wish

Illustrated by Brandon James Scott
Hardcover
$18.99 US
| $24.99 CAN
On sale May 14, 2024 | 40 Pages | 978-1-66264-069-8
Age 4-8 years | Preschool - 3
Reading Level: Fountas & Pinnell K
From the creators of A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree comes another fun-to-read romp featuring lovable, hungry Bear. This time, he’s after a determined fish, who has an altogether different plan!

Readers of the beloved A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree met a bear who longed for honey, but never got to eat any. In this boisterous follow-up, will Bear’s luck change? He’s spotted a fish! And his wish? To gobble up this delicious fish dish, of course! Sadly for Bear, this is no ordinary fish—he’s a homesick fellow determined to get back upstream where he belongs. Once again, Daniel Bernstrom and Brandon James Scott show off their deep understanding of what makes kids laugh. The longing, the chase, the action, and splash—and the delightfully tongue twisting text—will have kids asking to hear this story again and again. With just a few words and page after page of fantastic expressions, A Bear, a Fish, and a Fishy Wish has the madcap energy and playfulness that keeps kids riveted—as they learn to read!
A Must-Read May Children's Book Release - BabyLibrarians

"Thrilling, immersive fun." - Kirkus Reviews

"4.5 stars. “Magic….the previous story starring bear was a bear, a bee and a honey tree; pair these two together!” - Youth Services Book Review

"Simple words create an engaging, rhyming and gorgeous outdoor quest along with beautiful illustrations….In this summer sequel to "A Bear, A Bee and a Honey Tree," Bernstrom and Scott are back with a fun flowing river adventure. Readers will appreciate Bear, his thoughtfulness and the funny fish." - BendNest Parenting

“An excellent addition to anyone's storytime repertoire.” — Gabrielle Stoller, Meridien Library District, IN

“A perfect companion to A Bear, A Bee and a Honey Tree… Perfect storytime pick.” — Andrea Lorenz, East Grand Forks Campbell Library, MN

“A great addition to storytimes!” — Keri Bradeen, Head of Children’s Services, Somerville Public Library, MA
Daniel Bernstrom is a poet and the author of 6 picture books, including One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. All Daniel’s previous books feature Black characters, reflecting everyday adventures and joy. This is Daniel’s first book that features animals exclusively. He holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults. His book Big Papa and the Time Machine, the story of his grandfather leaving the south to find work and start a family amid the challenges of 20th-century African American life, won the Minnesota Book Award. Daniel lives in Worthington, Minnesota, with his wife and 5 adorable children. View titles by Daniel Bernstrom

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From the creators of A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree comes another fun-to-read romp featuring lovable, hungry Bear. This time, he’s after a determined fish, who has an altogether different plan!

Readers of the beloved A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree met a bear who longed for honey, but never got to eat any. In this boisterous follow-up, will Bear’s luck change? He’s spotted a fish! And his wish? To gobble up this delicious fish dish, of course! Sadly for Bear, this is no ordinary fish—he’s a homesick fellow determined to get back upstream where he belongs. Once again, Daniel Bernstrom and Brandon James Scott show off their deep understanding of what makes kids laugh. The longing, the chase, the action, and splash—and the delightfully tongue twisting text—will have kids asking to hear this story again and again. With just a few words and page after page of fantastic expressions, A Bear, a Fish, and a Fishy Wish has the madcap energy and playfulness that keeps kids riveted—as they learn to read!

Reviews

A Must-Read May Children's Book Release - BabyLibrarians

"Thrilling, immersive fun." - Kirkus Reviews

"4.5 stars. “Magic….the previous story starring bear was a bear, a bee and a honey tree; pair these two together!” - Youth Services Book Review

"Simple words create an engaging, rhyming and gorgeous outdoor quest along with beautiful illustrations….In this summer sequel to "A Bear, A Bee and a Honey Tree," Bernstrom and Scott are back with a fun flowing river adventure. Readers will appreciate Bear, his thoughtfulness and the funny fish." - BendNest Parenting

“An excellent addition to anyone's storytime repertoire.” — Gabrielle Stoller, Meridien Library District, IN

“A perfect companion to A Bear, A Bee and a Honey Tree… Perfect storytime pick.” — Andrea Lorenz, East Grand Forks Campbell Library, MN

“A great addition to storytimes!” — Keri Bradeen, Head of Children’s Services, Somerville Public Library, MA

Author

Daniel Bernstrom is a poet and the author of 6 picture books, including One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. All Daniel’s previous books feature Black characters, reflecting everyday adventures and joy. This is Daniel’s first book that features animals exclusively. He holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults. His book Big Papa and the Time Machine, the story of his grandfather leaving the south to find work and start a family amid the challenges of 20th-century African American life, won the Minnesota Book Award. Daniel lives in Worthington, Minnesota, with his wife and 5 adorable children. View titles by Daniel Bernstrom