Fish Kid series – Walker Books Australia – Published 2019, 2020, 2021
Faster than a speeding mullet … stronger than a bull shark … it’s Fish Kid!
Be sure to take a deep breath before you dive into this hilarious ocean-packed adventure.
Fish Kid is a delightful series, full of adventure and wonderful marine animals. A touch of the magical and illustrations alongside large text bring these adventures to life for young readers.
I was delighted by these books and found I couldn’t stop reading them, quickly working through all three books in the series.
Bodhi is the fish kid. In the first book on the series he gets some pretty cool powers that enable him to stay under water for a long time and swim super fast. He lives with his marine scientist father and nature photographer mother as they explore the oceans of the world. The first book is set in the waters off the Galápagos Islands. Despite his parents love of all things sea, Bodhi isn’t into swimming and do you know how many dangerous sea creature are out there? Lots. But when Bodhi discovers his new swimming abilities and has to use his skills to help save his new friend, and maybe even stop some poachers along the way. He quickly learns to love the ocean and all its wonderful creatures.
In the seconds book, Bodhi and his friend Emely are visiting Bodhi’s grandfather in Western Australia. Here he learns more about the origin of his swimming powers and he meets and swims with incredible manta rays and helps solve a family mystery.
In the third book, Bodhi, Emely and their parents travel to the Maldives and Bodhi learns about turtle rescue and performs a pretty impressive turtle rescue himself. He and Emely work through some friendship challenges.
Sprinkled along with the humour and adventure are positive messages about looking after our marine creatures and environment. Little tips about collecting rubbish and the negative impact of poachers.
I hope there is to be more books in the series as I can’t wait to rejoin Bodhi, Emely and their sea friends on more fun adventures.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Children’s Fiction
Themes: Ocean, marine creatures, swimming, animals, super powers.
Reading age guide: Ages 7 and up.
Published: 2019, 2020, 2021 by Walker Books Australia.
Format: Paperback. 144, 157 pages.
ISBN: 9781760650810, 9781760651138, 9781760651138