Ordinary Amos and the Amazing Fish by Eugenie FernandesOrdinary Amos and the Amazing Fish by Eugenie Fernandes

Ordinary Amos and the Amazing Fish

byEugenie FernandesIllustratorHenry Fernandes

Paperback | March 15, 2000

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Amos is an ordinary man with an ordinary life. Every day he fishes in an ordinary pond, then goes home to his ordinary house. But one extraordinary day, an amazing fish catches Amos and takes him home! What should the fish family do with Amos? Fry him in butter with salt and pepper? Hang him on the wall as a trophy? Little Fish wants to keep Amos as a pet...will Amos's life ever be ordinary again?
Eugenie Fernandes has a number of children's books to her credit. She wrote and illustrated The Tree That Grew to the Moon and Waves in the Bathtub and illustrated other Scholastic favourites including Grandpa Dan's Toboggan Ride and Ribbon Rescue. She is married to Henry; they live near Peterborough, Ontario. Henry Fernandes is a tale...
Title:Ordinary Amos and the Amazing FishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.01 × 8.06 × 0.12 inPublished:March 15, 2000Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0590517376

ISBN - 13:9780590517379

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from My toddler loves this book My toddler loves this book. She loves the pictures and I love reading it to her. The irony of the fish catching the human is funny but also real.
Date published: 2017-06-27

From Our Editors

Ever thought what it would be like to be the hunted instead of the hunter? Experiencing a role reversal can certainly change your perspective on the order of things, as an "ordinary" hero finds out in this magical fable by beloved author and illustrator Eugenie Fernandes. Ordinary Amos leaves his ordinary house every single ordinary day to go fishing in the pond. He never thinks about it - until one day, when a rather exceptional fish decides to carry Amos off, instead of the reverse! Now in the bubbly, swirling underwater world of a fish family, Amos ponders his fate: Will he be dinner, with parsley in his mouth, or mounted on the wall as a trophy? Featuring enchanting, delicate illustrations by Henry Fernandes, Ordinary Amos and the Amazing Fish is an extraordinary fable for young readers who enjoy a sense of whimsy in their storybooks. 

Editorial Reviews

"?fun with a telling message." (Hamilton Spectator)

Employee Review

Amos's life is ordinary. His house is ordinary, even his pet is ordinary. Then when he tries to catch a fish, it catches him. Amos is kept as a pet by the fish family, and everything is wonderfully new and exciting, until the fish forget about Amos. When Amos is "thrown back" to his ordinary life, he can't remember what he was complaining about. This is not a bad little story, but it lacked that special something found in other Fernandes work like Waves in the Bathtub.