CURIOUS CLOWNFISH by Eric Maddern

CURIOUS CLOWNFISH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Part fable, part natural history: the adventures of a clownfish who ventures forth from her symbiotic relationship with an anemone to explore the dangerous surrounding waters. Unlike some of the other creatures she observes, the clownfish survives, returning to the anemone to lead future cautious forays--""And so it was that the lives of Clownfish were never quite the same again!"" Kennaway, whose awards for illustration include the Greenaway, enriches this rather commonplace story with her vibrant, skillfully designed paintings of the coral reef and its brilliantly colored inhabitants, their gently anthropomorphized expressions touching the drama with mild humor. An entertaining introduction to its fascinating setting.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1990
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown