Debra ShumakerDec 30, 2021
Freaky, Funky Fish
Odd Facts about Fascinating Fish
Running Press Kids 2021
Our current podcast features Freaky, Funky Fish: Odd Facts about Fascinating Fish (Running Press Kids, 2021), written by Debra Kempf Shumaker, illustrated by Claire Powell, and published with Running Press Kids in 2021. Debra writes children's books from her home in northern Virginia. She is active on Twitter discussing anything kidlit and also reviews picture books on Instagram.
As you likely know, fish have fins and gills and tails. All fish swim and most have scales. But not all fish act or look the same. From zapping, stinging, even singing, discover the amazing ways fish look or act to survive in the waters they live in. Freaky, Funky Fish: Odd Facts about Fascinating Fish is an adorable picture book with a scientific—and child-friendly—underpinning. With examples of different fish for each description, as well as extensive backmatter explaining the fascinating science behind these varieties of fish, this funky book captures the wonder of our ecosystem.
Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Our Boox, an app that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks.