Wish Fish: Book 1: Discovering the Secret by Lynn Miclea is about another wonderful journey! This time, it’s a journey about self discovery and about learning how to believe in yourself and others.
Roxy and Ray are two fish that have lived their life in the shallow waters. When out of the blue, Roxy decides that she wants to go on an adventure into the “deeper waters”, Ray goes after her to try to stop her and bring her back to the shallow water.
While out in the deeper waters together, Roxy and Ray have scary encounters with the unknown. Ray makes a discovery about himself (and Roxy too) that changes his fear of the unknown into a challenge to exercise his new discovery. The hard part was… to make Roxy believe it too.
After realizing that all they had to do was believe in themselves and each other, the two fish weren’t afraid of anything; they learned how to conquer their fears. Not only for themselves, but they began to help others with what they learned as well. They shared their power and made wishes that every fish in the whole world would be happy. Thinking of how to help others with our abikitiesway, no matter what they are, is important. That’s a good thing for children to learn about.
I enjoyed the characters of Roxy and Ray. They are two fish with personalities that you can easily fall in love with. Speaking of falling in love, Roxy and Ray are in love with each other and they make that discovery in this book as well! Hope that wasn’t a spoiler! But I just couldn’t keep that part to myself.
I also enjoyed meeting other characters. My boys’ favorite was the scary fish with the big teeth that came to try to eat Roxy and Ray, but couldn’t find them for some ODD reason. You’ll see… or maybe you WON’T see (read it and you’ll get the joke).
(I did read this aloud to my three year old and had to skip over some parts. Like when the fish said words like “stupid” or “idiot”. My three year old is at the stage where he will repeat everything and those are words that we’re trying to keep out of his vocabulary. Also, there were situations that my three year old wouldn’t understand and words that he doesn’t know the meaning to. Which is why Wish Fish is highly recommended for older kids.)
The author wrote this book geared towards older kids and I could see it definitely teaching children of all ages the importance of believing in yourself and others and also being kind and having a positive outlook! It is a chapter book and not meant to be a picture book. When my boys get older, I will allow them to read it to its fullest, through and through, to learn of those importances and teach them to apply them.
My three year old enjoyed the scary parts and dangers that Roxy and Ray went through and he was so relieved when they figured out how to use their power to believe to get out of the situation with the “two- legged land creatures” and the boat. I’ll have to admit, so was I. Ray and Roxy truly believed in themselves when they were at their weakest point and made it through because of how strong the belief was. That right there will teach your kids how to overcome obstacles by just believing that they can do it! Which is a great way to believe!
My boys also loved looking at the pictures and hearing about the bubbles coming out of the fish’s mouth. Which sounds silly, but who doesn’t love a good fish story that paints such a detailed picture enough to mention the bubbles? I loved the pictures in the book and the pictures that were formed in my head from this book.
I rate this ebook a 5 stars out of 5 stars!!
I feel like I would’ve connected better to the book if I had it in my hands and flipping through the pages and seeing the pictures instead of ebook form. The story and all that it beholds is definitely 5 out of 5!
Purchase Wish Fish: Book 1: Discovering the Secret HERE! I recommend getting it in regular form, but the story is just as good either way.
LYNN MICLEA grew up in New York and moved to California while in her twenties. A certified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master practitioner with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she spent many years working in the medical field and in various offices in an administrative capacity.
After retiring, Lynn discovered a passion for writing, and she is now a successful author.
Lynn believes that the best thing we can do in this world is to help each other and be good to each other. She hopes that through her writing, she can help encourage people to show kindness and compassion to everyone around them, and to understand that all of us are connected, and each one of us is amazing, valuable, and worthwhile. She asks everyone to be kind to each other as we all share this journey through life together.
Lynn currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two dogs. Please visit www.lynnmiclea.com for more information. OR visit Lynn Miclea’s INTERVIEW post right here on virtousmama.org!
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