text by Jean-Pierre Siméon; illustrations by Olivier Tallec; translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick.
Title caught your eye didn't it? Mine, too. I came across this today and fell in love with it. It's about a boy and his quest for a poem to save a fish dying of boredom.
— Mommy, my fish is going to die!
Come quickly! Leon is going to die of boredom!
Arthur's mommy looks at him.
She closes her eyes,
she opens her eyes...
Then she smiles:
— Hurry, give him a poem!
And she leaves for her tuba lesson.
Another thing I loved: on the title and end page by the fish illustrations it reads, "This is not a fish that heals poems."
Couldn't help but think of Liz P and her undertaker.