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Ella and the Exploding Fish

Rating: 4.9 out of 5.0
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Ella and Ava both receive a fish to care for. Yet, after a visit to the pet store, things don't quite go the way they expect...

Ella and the Exploding Fish is a humorous story that shares an important message about personal responsibility and what's best for our marine creatures. 

A children's book where the surprises just keep coming. 

Recommended ages: for 0 - 6yrs old

Author: Teigan Margetts

Illustrator: Alvin Mulyono

What is this picture story book about?

Join Ella and her sister, Ava, as they discover the joy of caring for a marine creature. Yet it isn’t all joy, as the sisters soon learn. Their beloved fish appear to thrive in only one type of environment ... but why are both fish getting bigger? 

This light-hearted and genuinely surprising book will keep you and your little ones on their toes until the very end! Designed to be both humorous and moving, it also teaches an important lesson about personal responsibility.

Praise for Ella and the Exploding Fish 

"Sceptics will think that children don't need this book, but in a world where children are becoming more socially aware and conscious of what's going on, we can't afford to not have a book like this available to young minds." Jess Just Reads.

 An excerpt from the story

When Ella and Ava got home, they put their fish in their new homes and decorated their tanks.

The next morning, they woke up early to check how their fish were going. But something wasn't quite right.

"Do you think our fish look a bit bigger today?" asked Ella.

"I'm not sure? Maybe we should feed them a bit less?" replied Ava.

"Good idea!" said Ella.

Ava woke up the next day to Ella squealing.

"Come quick! COME QUICK!" Ella yelled. "Something's happened!"

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Pam Chow

Christmas present - I loved it though

Shannon McKenzie

Ella and the Exploding Fish

Jennifer Curel
Great children book

My grandies love the stories and illustrations

Sharan Freeman
Ella and the exploding fish

Got this book as a Christmas present for my granddaughter. What a beautiful book and the illustrations are fantastic. I’m sure she will love it. Highly recommend ethical books.

Gail Willems
Ella and the exploding fish

A lovely teaching tool, beautifully illustrated

Leonarda Maxworthy
Great book

Such a great book for children. Love it

Maureen Keenan
Excellent service

I have not had a chance to read them yet but they look great can’t wait for my grannies to have these for Christmas

Michelle Mitchell
Ella and the Exploding Fish

Love the underlying message in this book. Can't wait for COVID to be over so I can share these with the students and staff at work.

Jennifer Teycheney
Remembering Mother Nature / Ella and the Exploding Fish

I love these books with their prefect messages to guide our future generations. Can’t wait to give to our grandson on his birthday next month.
Thank you.

Teigan Margetts

My daughter gets a surprise at the end every time with this one, so cute!

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