Written & Illustrated by Rosy Lamb
Published by Candlewick Press, 2013
2015-2016 Nominee - Primary
Visual humor sweetens an artful tale about a fish who suddenly sees everything a new way — thanks to a charismatic companion.
Paul is a fish who used to go around in circles. He made big circles and little circles. He circled from left to right and from right to left. He circled from top to bottom and from bottom to top. What else was there to do? Until one day Bernadette drops in and shows Paul that there is a whole world out there, right outside his bowl, with so many things to see. A banana-shaped boat! A blue elephant with a spoutlike trunk (be quiet when she’s feeding her babies)! A lovely lunetta butterfly, with tortoise-shell rims! Simple saturated paintings play off this charming ode to an active imagination—and the way that life changes when a bewitching creature opens your eyes.
Click the images below for excerpts from Paul Meets Bernadette, used with permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press.