From the Series Three-Story Books

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Look out! A little yellow fish swims alone in a big ocean. A hungry barracuda searches for something to eat. A school of fish bands together and finds strength in numbers. Under the waves, every fish has its own story.

In this clever wordless comic, Lee Nordling’s simple storytelling engages young readers and provides a gateway into understanding multiple perspectives and points of view.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Graphic Novels
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV008050, JUV002100
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Guided Reading Level WB
Features Awards and Reviewed

Author: Lee Nordling

Two-time Eisner nominee Lee Nordling is an award-winning writer, editor, and creative director who has worked on staff at Disney Publishing, DC Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine. His book The Bramble won the 2013 Moonbeam Gold Medal for Picture Books (ages 4-8), and BirdCatDog, an Eisner Award nominee, was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best children's books of 2014, and won the Moonbeam Spirit Award for Imagination. The third book in his Three-Story Book series, SheHeWe, was a 2016 Eisner Award nominee. His current Game for Adventure series—beginning with Andrew the Seeker, and Belinda the Unbeatable, the latter garnering two starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus—concludes in Spring 2018 with Chavo the Invisible. He lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, Cheri, and numerous pets that earn their kibble by offering inspiration.

Illustrator: Meritxell Bosch

Meritxell Bosch is a graphic novel artist and writer living in Barcelona, Spain. Her comic-art short story in the Once Upon A Time Machine comics anthology introduced her to American readers.


  • Texas Library Association Lone Star Reading List, Winner, 2015



“Bosch’s colorful art, clearly depicting the action, characters, and emotional changes as the plot progresses, makes it easy to follow each story individually or all together. Useful as both a storytelling and writing exercise.”―Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Like peering into an aquarium, Nordling and Bosch’s tale is quiet, but it’s swimmingly bright with the vibrantly vivid spectrum of underwater life….A peaceful meditation that should delight readers with its multiplicity of composition.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Thanks to its wordless design, expressive characters, colorful look, and small jumps in time between panels, this tale will appeal to a broad range of children.”—School Library Journal