With a simple, rhyming text and brightly colored, richly textured illustrations, Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to different kinds of fish and the underwater world they call home. From the spiky lionfish and the brightly colored clownfish to lantern fishes and hatchet fishes that flash lights so they can find each other in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean, children will be fascinated by the breadth of sea life depicted. An afterword offers fascinating facts and a closer look at each fish.
Susan Stockdale has written and illustrated a number of children's picture books, including Carry Me! and Fabulous Fishes. Her books celebrate nature with grace and cleverness and have won awards from Parents' Choice, the National Science Teachers Association and Bank Street College of Education. Stockdale lives in Maryland and speaks frequently at schools and conferences. Susan was born in Miami, Florida, and studied art at Occidental College in Los Angeles. After a brief stint in Spain she returned to the USA where she worked as a textile designer for a large clothing company. Her introduction to the world of children's books came in 1996 with the publication of Some Sleep Standing Up and was followed by Carry Me! Animal Babies on the Move; Fabulous Fishes; and Bring On the Birds. Her next picture book, Stripes of All Types, will be published in 2013.