The Fish with a Wish by P M McCormick – Book Review and Giveaway

*AD-Gifted: We were gifted a copy of The Fish with a Wish in exchange for this post.

With L off preschool, like so many others at the moment, we are doing much more reading. Every day she is picking up more words to read. When I’m reading to her, she will stop me and ask about a word, how to spell it or what it means. For her birthday last month, she received a wonderful information book all about the oceans, so when we got this book – The Fish with a Wish to read and review it followed on with the under the sea theme.

The Fish with a Wish by P M McCormick - Book Review and Giveaway

Book Description

William is sad to see his friends in trouble, caused by the amount of plastic being thrown into our seas and oceans.

With the help of Angel Fish, he is given the strength and courage to be able to swim through the ocean to save some of his friends. It doesn’t take long before they come across Tommy, Walter and Salty who are all in need of William’s help.

The Fish with a Wish by P M McCormick - Book Review and Giveaway

With a ‘splish and a splosh and a splosh and a splish’, William becomes the ‘fish with a wish’.

With all of his might, he manages to save them all so that they are free from the plastic that is making them feel so sad.

William would like us all to think about how we can stop plastic being thrown into the sea. Let us all help William and encourage our parents, friends and family to think about how much plastic we buy and how we can recycle it.

About the Author

P M McCormick was born in Liverpool in the 1960s, the second of four children. She now lives with her partner of fifteen years, she has a daughter and a son of her own and her partner has two daughters. Her love of writing and of the sea is something that Paula has managed to combine in her first children’s book, The Fish with a Wish.

Our Thoughts

We love the bright bold illustrations, it’s what drew us to The Fish with a Wish. William is a courageous little fish, who feels sad about the plastic pollution in the seas and oceans affecting his friends.

One day he meets Angel Fish who helps him find his inner strength to fight the plastic pollution around him. So he goes about helping his friends who have been affected by plastic in some way.

The Fish with a Wish brings home how plastic is affecting sea life. Getting tangled up or swallowing it unintentionally. The story is told in a rhyming way which is great for young listeners and readers. Educating young children on this issue is fantastic for future prevention.

We are thoroughly enjoying reading about William and his mission and It’s become a firm favourite.

The Fish with a Wish by P M McCormick Review

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You can buy The Fish with a Wish direct from Austin Macauley or from Amazon.



Thanks to Austin Macauley for an extra copy to giveaway. All you have to do is fill in the Gleam widget below.


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77 thoughts on “The Fish with a Wish by P M McCormick – Book Review and Giveaway

  1. I love this! It’s so important for our children to understand how harmful plastic is, after all this is their world x

  2. This looks great, I’m looking forward to building up a new book collection with baby 3, due in may. Loved reading with my 2 older children.

  3. This looks like a fantastic book. Love the bright pictures band I love that it’s a book with a message!

  4. This message is a much-needed one. There is nothing wrong with teaching this early on, in my opinion.

  5. The Fish with a Wish would be a wonderful book for my nephew. Lovely bright and colourful with a great story.

  6. The illustrations certainly are fabulous. I enjoy reading to the children and we all know the words of the favourites by heart.

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