Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins

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Title: Hooray for Fish!

Author: Lucy Cousins
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Language: English
Ressource Type: children’s book
Themes : greetings, physical and moral description
Age range: 3 – 7 years

Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly-whirly and twisty-twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an undersea riot of color and rhyme — an eye-popping read-aloud sure to have little ones joining the chorus : Hooray for fish !

Hooray For Fish by Lucy Cousins

Culture and Vocabulary:

  • greetings : Hello ;
  • adjectives : spotty, stripy, happy, gripy, hairy, scary, shy, fat, thin, curly, twisty;
  • colors : red, blue, yellow ;
  • numbers : one, two, three ;
  • marine environment : fish, swim, swimming.

Language Structures:

  • Hello ! I am…
  • I have lots of friends
  • Come along with me
  • How many can you see ?
  • So many friends, so many fish.


  • position of adjectives (before a noun in English)
  • I have
  • many + plural


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  • [i]
Where is Little Fish by Lucy Cousins
Little Fish and Mommy by Lucy CousinsCount with Little Fish by Lucy Cousins


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Printable Activities:

Memory Game Hooray for Fish

Bingo Cards Hooray for Fish

Memory Game « Hooray for Fish » :

Put the cards face down and mix them up. Set out the cards face down in rows. The first player turn over two cards of his choice, so all players can see them. If they are a match, the player take them and put them in his scoring pile. Then go again. If they are not a match, he turn them back over face down exactly where the were. Now it’s the next player’s turn. Once all the cards have been matched up, the game is over. The player with the most cards is the winner !

Bingo Cards « Hooray for Fish » :

Choose one player to be the caller. Hand out one Bingo card to each child. The caller should pull out one picture card, say its name and show to the group. The children scan their bingo card and look for the matching picture. If the called image is on their card, a token or something similar is placed on top of the picture.  If a child has all pictures covered, he should shout « BINGO ! ».


Free download:

   Memory Game Hooray for Fish
   Bingo Cards Hooray for Fish




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