Fish on A Walk by Eva Muggenthaler is a new picture book that illustrates each picture with only two adjectives — “Happy-Sad,” “Jealous-Accepting,” “Wild-Polite,” etc. — and each picture contains a wealth of activities and behaviors that invite exploration of what these words mean. Can you be jealous and accepting at the same time? If you’re happy can you also be sad? What is usual and what is unusual?
The vibrant illustrations inspire imaginative and critical thinking and the recognition that what seems simple or ordinary often is not. The book celebrates curiosity and encourages children to think for themselves about the meaning of everyday concepts.