Fodo Dodo Goes Fishing
A bright and contemporary picture book for young children about the fun of bath time, imaginative play―and fishing for underpants from the bath boat!
This morning, Fodo Dodo and Noodle go fishing. They take raincoats, boots, hats, and a fishing rod. From their bathtub boat, they soon catch a beautiful striped fish out of the laundry basket―underguppies!
Fodo Dodo and Noodle rush to the kitchen to prepare their feast. But the owner of the underpants is not happy with this game of make-believe. Never mind, Fodo Dodo has another idea to keep the fun alive with an even better use for the rest of the laundry.
This cheerful, simple story takes its imaginary premise to a laugh out loud ending as two silly animals make the most of playtime in the bath. With wordplay, rhythm, and repetition, this stylish picture book is built for a fun read-aloud full of silly words and humor. Themes of imagination and play and contemporary graphic illustrations all help transform a dull or troublesome bath time routine into a fun, creative playground for toddlers and preschoolers.
Édouard Manceau is the author and illustrator of over 100 books for children. He leads many workshops with children and has won several prizes.
Translated from the French edition by Daniel Hahn.
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This was a quirky story from start to finish with silly parts sure to delight young readers. Fodo Dodo and his friend Noodle use their imagination to go fishing indoors. They catch underpants much to the displeasure of Dimple who is the owner of the underpants. I like that this book is lighthearted and fun with an emphasis on using your imagination. The illustrations were reminiscent of a picture book in the 1980s adding to the quirky feel of the book.