Reviews - What do customers think about Fidgety Fish?
Fun Giggles for a Child that Wiggles Aug 24, 2008
If your small children are like mine, then they are always fidgeting, squirming, and wiggling. It is simply impossible for them to sit still. If that is the case, then your child will immediately relate to Tiddler, the star of FIDGETY FISH by Ruth Galloway. "Tiddler was always fidgeting;" so much, in fact, that his mother sends him out to work off his excess boisterous energy. "Swim until you are tired," she says. So Tiddler swims out of his cave, and the adventure begins. Tiddler flips and dives and leaps around, meets some interesting critters, gets into and then out of trouble, and ends up back home. All because of his fidgeting.
We have the board book version of this enchanting story, and it is very well loved in our house. The illustrations are extremely cute: bright, colorful, and eye catching. The writing style is especially engaging; it doesn't really rhyme, but has almost a chanted rhythm to it that really seems to connect with young children. The words themselves are very vivid and onomatopoetic; when read aloud, they really fire up my child's imagination. Of course, the fact she gets to burp while reading this story just adds more to the fun.
Tiddler has become a favorite character in our house, and his story is requested often. I am guessing that he will be with us for a long time. FIDGETY FISH is highly recommended both as a read aloud book and as a book for early readers.
Very fun story and pictures! Mar 3, 2008
Initially, when I borrowed this book from the library, I was not that impressed. To me, the writing did not flow naturally from the tongue. Try saying "there were limpets that clung" or " a crab sidled by, clicking and clacking it's big claws" 3 times fast! O.K., now that I've read this book 100 times, it doesn't seem that bad, but at first I just seemed to keep stumbling over the language.
However, my 2.5 year old son loves this book, so I eventually purchased my own copy. It is about a fish that fidgets his way into and out of trouble, and my son loves fidgeting along with "Tiddler." The illustrations are bright and very descriptive, and you could "read" the book without any words at all!
I recommend this book if you have a little wiggler - after all, you can't go wrong with a children's book that contains a "burp!"
Fun Book! Feb 26, 2008
I actually found this book at a thrift store and it's currently my son's favorite book. While I would agree that it's not the most wonderfully written book that we've ever read - it's definitely entertaining. My son and I love to snuggle together and pretend to be fidgety just like Tiddler.
lively illustrations, very appropriate for toddlers and pre-schoolers Jun 8, 2007
I recommend this action-packed story. I enjoy reading it aloud to my 14-month-old, and we both find the bright and lively illustrations engaging.
Tiddler the fish goes about his adventure alone in the same way a very young child does--spontaneously, with enthusiasm and an abundance of energy, observing everything and getting into anything that looks interesting.
I like the pacing of the book. It really moves. The occasional rhyme throughout adds interest and humour. Tiddler ends up sound asleep, so this is a good one before bedtime.
great for all children Jul 6, 2006
I love this book for my son (1 year). The illustrations are bright and colorful and the story is cute and creative. A good bedtime read because it is quick!