With self-assured characters and snappy pacing, it’s a simple angling story that’s as streamlined and functional as a pair of underpants.

Publishers Weekly

Fodo Dodo Goes Fishing

$24.99

A cheerful, contemporary picture book about playing make-believe and the fish you hook up from the laundry basket when you’re fishing from the bath boat—underpants!

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 bathtime 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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  • Book Details

    Country of Origin France
    Reader Age 2-5 year
    Book Size
    ISBN

  • Reviews

    1. School Reading List

      A colourful and fun peek into the mind of a child and the power of imaginative play.

    2. Nura’s Little Library

      This is such a sweet sweet story about being creative and using your imagination.

    3. Read Plus

      A gently humorous look at relationships and friendships.

    4. Lancashire Post

      The perfect book to read aloud, turn a dull or troublesome bathtime routine into fun, and to celebrate the creative joy to be found in play and pretend.

    5. Publishers Weekly

      With self-assured characters and snappy pacing, it’s a simple angling story that’s as streamlined and functional as a pair of underpants.

    6. Kirkus Reviews

      Youngsters who dive headfirst into imaginative play will find kinship with these two venturesome pals.


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