Upside-Down Fish lives in a big tank at a pet store filled with lots of other fish. The other fish in the tank swim the right way up though, and they don’t understand why Upside-Down Fish is so different. This makes him very lonely. One day, a child comes into the store and chooses Upside-Down Fish as a pet. He is anxious that he won’t be accepted in his new tank, but much to his surprise, the new fish are friendly! They love that he is different and want to know what it’s like to have the sky below and the ground above. Upside-Down Fish realizes that it’s okay to be differentit’s what makes him so special.
Kate Louise and Laura Matine’s The Upside-Down Fish is about being yourself and finding happiness with people who accept you for who you are. Inspired by the author’s own upside-down fish, this is a book for any child who feels a little different and needs that extra boost of confidence.
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About the Author
Kate Louise is a children’s book author and cocreator of Author Allsorts, an online group of UK-based published authors and illustrators. Kate is the author of the upcoming Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles with Sky Pony Press (2015) and writes young adult fiction under the name Kate Ormand. She lives in Cheshire, England.
Laura Matine is an illustrator with a passion for children’s books. The Upside-Down Fish is her first picture book. She lives in a cute crumbly cottage with her teenage son and her very grumpy cat. She lives in Cambridge, England.