The Fish and the Underwater Bird

Children - Grade K-3rd
43 Pages
Reviewed on 10/28/2022
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Fish and the Underwater Bird is a children's picture book by award-winning author Barbara Pinke. With some beautiful illustrations by Alvin Adhi, the book follows Seaya, a curious fish who loves collecting pretty pebbles, shells, and coral. One day, while hunting for treasures, Seaya stumbles on a mysterious wooden chest. To her surprise, a bird popped out of it and just as quickly went back inside. Determined to free the bird, Seaya tries in vain to open the wooden box. Looking for answers, she visits Professor Turtle, Mr. Octopus, and Mr. Manta Ray, accompanied by her friend Pesho. However, it is Dad Fish who resolves the mystery. Together they wait in front of the wooden chest and this time Seaya finally learns the value of patience.

A delightful children's adventure tale with a gentle lesson on the virtue of patience, The Fish and the Underwater Bird is a book that kids will love. Barbara Pinke tells a short and sweet story about an adorable fish who loves hunting treasures and getting to the bottom of mysteries. Pinke's engaging writing style makes the book fun and all the more immersive to read. Alvin Adhi's eye-catching illustrations splash color onto the pages and bring the characters to life. Seaya is someone kids will find themselves liking. Her vibrant personality makes her easy to relate to, and readers are bound to love her adventurous spirit. A thoroughly enjoyable picture book for children under the age of ten.

Joanne Moore

A beautifully illustrated book about curiosity and patience. Kids will enjoy this story without a doubt.
Loved it!


This curious story is so intriguing from the very first page. I love reading this with my children. This very curious little fish has a mystery to solve - just what HAS she found?! This little fish certainly won't give up until she knows! Beautifully illustrated, this is such a lovely story.

Etaine Raphael

I just adore all of Barbara Pinke's books! She is just a wonderful story teller and brings delight and intrigue into her writing for all to enjoy. As a grown up reading this to my young daughter, I found that I was curious too - how would this mystery be solved?! The illustrations are stunning - so bright, fun, vivid! This is a lovely story for all curious minds to read and enjoy!


Yet another fantastic book by the author who knows how to lift up the positive spirit and find a wonderful balance in education and fun stories! The illustrations are very cute and engaging for little ones, too. I can't wait to read another book from this series, I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to teach children good values in life.


We loved this book! Absolutely stunning illustrations-combined with a imaginative well-thought out story!
Perfect fit to our library! It's an adorable story!


Another delightful story from the author, with fitting illustrations.
Worth every cent!


I couldn't leave this book without saying that I enjoyed reading to my kids and they were so curious untill the last page of the story.
Seaya is a great problem solver with a winner mindset.
Loved that


I have known Barbara since I was a child. I leafed through your books with admiration. And I look forward to reading with children and helping them with their English.
You did a great job Barbie


This book is a heartwarming tale that captivated my grandchildren's imagination from beginning to end. Seaya's determination and the beautifully illustrated underwater scenes makes this book a must-read for anyone who enjoys stories that celebrate determination, discovery and the wonders of the deep sea.