By: Kylie Howarth
Genre: YFC - Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Walker Books
Published: 1 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9781760650810


There's a new superhero on the block, with super fishy powers.

Faster than a speeding mullet… stronger than a bull shark… it’s Fish Kid! Slugging down slimy sea cucumbers and jellyfish is enough to make anyone vomit. BLAAGH!! Will Bodhi (aka Fish Kid) sniff out Emely's revolting prank before it’s too late? Or will he land himself in deep, shark-infested waters? Be sure to take a deep breath before you dive into this hilarious ocean-packed adventure.


This is a great start to a new series for younger readers aged 7-10. Each book will have an environmental message and be full of awesome Fish Kid facts.

In this first story, Bodhi is on a boat around the Galapagos Islands with his marine biologist Dad and underwater photographer Mum.

His whole world is surrounded by fish, which doesn't please him at all, until one day the ship captain’s daughter Emely, pranks him with a weird fishy potion. He can instantly swim underwater without breathing - so enters Fish Kid! The cool adventures can now begin and Fish Kid’s first challenge is getting a sea poacher arrested.

With the just the right amount of gross, pranking and friendship, mixed with environmental information, younger boys will particularly enjoy this series.

Reviewed by Rob