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Tropical Terry

Terry wants to stand out. But, in Coral Reef City, it’s sometimes better to blend in…

Coral Reef City is home to the most dazzling shoals of tropical fish in ALL the ocean. And then there is Terry. Terry looks grey. Terry feels dull. And although he is the best at playing “Hide A Fish”, he can’t help but wonder: Just what would it feel like to be part of that dashing, flashing crew? So, with the help of his friends, he fashions a flashy costume and is ready to impress… “Hello-o-o everybody! Just call me TROPICAL Terry!” But will life as a tropical fish be everything he always dreamed of?

With his trademark humour and vibrant art, the award-winning Jarvis tells a heart-warming comedy of self-esteem; a story about learning to love your own scales and take pride in what makes you different.

Our Review Panel says...

This vibrant picture book captures the incredible kaleidoscope of colour belonging to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Terry is NOT a fancy fish – he’s humdrum-coloured, which means the spectacular tropical fish don’t notice him. So, Terry uses seaweed and bits and bobs to construct a rainbow tail. Now the tropical fish are desperate to play with Terry….that is until a big hungry eel arrives looking for dinner! This funny picturebook with brilliant dialogue is a tropical treat.

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