the only fish in the sea

Sadie is a girl with a plan.  Together with her pal Sherman, she sets out to save an abandoned goldfish that she names  Ellsworth (because “every fish deserves a proper name”).  Armed with fishing gear, twenty-one pink balloons and a strange band of monkeys clad in striped shirts, our scrappy heroine and her first mate embark on their rescue.  The clever visual humor will produce more than a few chortles whilst reading The Only Fish in the Sea.

Written by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Matthew Cordell and published by Roaring Brook Press.  Out on August 15!