Papa’s Mechanical Fish

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall

Papa’s Mechanical Fish was written by award-winning author Candice Fleming, and illustrated by Boris Kulikov. It was published by Margaret Ferguson Books in 2013.

This is a wonderful, whimsical story about a Papa who fancies himself an inventor. The trouble is, none of his inventions ever work. He is encouraged in his efforts, however, by his adoring children and his ever practical and optimistic wife.

Candace Fleming’s rollicking text and Boris Kulikov’s whimsical illustrations make this a fun read.

Through the silliness and fun, Papa’s Mechanical Fish delivers the themes of persistence, imagination, determination and encouragement.



Your kids will love Papa’s Mechanical Fish as much as you do, I’m sure!

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