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Thursday 27 July 2023

Review: Some Fish Have Moustaches

The glorious metallic colours on the cover of this book encourage fingers both large and small to reach out and touch! With one spectacular moustachioed fish smiling out from the middle of an appropriately adoring and shiny crowd, Some Fish Have Moustaches simply begs to be picked up and pored over. 

There are big fish and small fish, round fish and long fish, and fish of all shapes and sizes. But did you know that there are also fish who have… moustaches? 

This book is a fun and uplifting journey into the oceans that cover two thirds of our beautiful planet earth. It will spark interest around the mystery of ‘what lies beneath’ for small people being introduced to the concept of oceans and their fishy inhabitants. 

Told in a friendly, loose rhyming style with colourful illustrations (no mean feat when there is always the temptation to depict the ocean in shades of blue!), this book is great fun.  

Children’s natural curiosity will be piqued over and again through this narrative. We meet a toothy, strange creature with a light on its head and flying fish that leap into the waves, along with every imaginable variant in between. The double-page illustrations contain many weird and wonderful underwater creatures to meet and greet.   

And then, there’s the joyous repetition and different approaches to the various moustaches of our gilled friends to enjoy. The text is witty, playful and exciting.  

Both you and your small children will be captivated by this joyful and expansive book!

Title: Some Fish Have Moustaches
Author: Heidi Walkinshaw
Illustrator: Michel Streich
Publisher: Affirm, $19.99
Publication Date: 13 June 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781922863256
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book