Micky thinks life's rotten: he's the youngest in the family and can't do anything right. His older brother calls him a miserable little worm; his sister says he should carry a health warning; and now he has to wear beastly glasses.
When the family go to live on an island surrounded by sun and blue seas, Micky is certain everything will be different. But it's just the same; he's still the youngest, he still can't do anything, and his brother still thinks he's a miserable little worm. Fed up, Micky decides to run away.
Fortunately, help is at hand when an old fisherman offers to teach Micky to swim. Although, there's something rather curious about this particular fisherman...He wears a seaweed shawl and his boat appears to have legs.CPSIA choking hazard - No choking hazard warning necessary|EU Toy Safety Directive - No warning
The author of seven books for children, including the teens-thrillers Time Breaking and Running, Barbara lives and works in Somerset. A hands-on grandmother, she is passionate about the role of books in today's society, and is frequently invited into schools to talk about creative writing. Charley Belles has loved to draw from the moment she could hold a pencil. Being dyslexic she would sketch to express her imagination, peppering her fantasy pictures with ethereal magic. A Fishy Tail is the product of this amazing imagination and is her first book.