A wild rumor grows out of control and spooks a cast of ocean creatures in this color-learning picture book from Kate Read, the award-winning author-illustrator of One Fox: A Counting Book Mystery.
All is quiet in the deep blue sea, until a tiny pink fish is mistaken for something scary. Suddenly, tales bursts forth about a "great big fish hiding in the deep!" Readers discover a color each time a new fish becomes entangled in the mayhem and hysterics.
The red octopus was really rattled, which petrified the purple puffer fish, and startled the blue shoal, until they all flee...into a deep, dark cave. Uh-oh! That's no cave at all!
Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Honor Award-winner Kate Read returns with a clever oceanic twist on the old telephone game starring a tiny pink fish and schools of brilliantly hued fish in a deep blue sea. As the chatter spreads, young readers will also explore different varieties of sea animals.
Back matter includes an introduction to simple color theory.
About the Author
Kate Read is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. Her debut, One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller, receiving an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor. She was originally trained as a theater designer, and she graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge with an MA in children's book illustration. She lives in England with her family.
"Stunning colors create eye-catching spreads in this tale set under the sea. . . . This is a story that is sure to delight readers with the surprise ending."—School Library Journal