Barry the Fish With Fingers

Puffy the Puffer Fish loves to astonish his ocean friends with his special bubble-blowing show. Big bubbles, small bubbles, square bubbles: the sea creatures have never seen anything so amazing – until Barry shows up! Barry is a fish with fingers. He can finger-paint, knit and play with puppets. He can even (best of all) tickle! The fish can’t wait to play with him. But first Barry needs to cheer up someone who’s not feeling quite so tickled: poor old Puffy the Puffer Fish…

  • A bold and brilliant classic by a favourite author
  • The story that made Sue Hendra a household name
  • Vibrant artwork in Sue’s dynamic, colourful style
  • Uplifting moral that we’re all special in our own way

“This is rather fishy fun.” Families Magazine

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  • loved it

    When i was little,my mum read this book to me! I wrote a review on it as part of the 2nd issue of my school’s newspaper.

    I really enjoyed this book i would recommended to future parents to read to their kids

    21 March 2018

  • liked it

    I thought that this book was funny because fish dont have fingers.

    4 March 2014

  • This is about a fish called Barry who is the most popular fish.

    5 March 2013

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    Sue Hendra

    Sue Hendra is the wonderfully funny, award-winning author and illustrator of picture books like Barry the Fish with Fingers.


    Sue Hendra won the Bishops Stortford Picture Book Award for her picture book Dave (illustrated by Liz Pichon) and the Lollies Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award for I Need a Wee (illustrated by Paul Linnet).

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