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What an unfair thing it would be
To ask a fish to climb a tree
When Zig Zag the fish is challenged by a boastful cat to climb a tree, he becomes very anxious and unsure of himself. But with help from his friends, he realises how good it is that we are all different and how silly it would be if we were all good at the same things.
The story of "The Day We Asked the Fish to Climb the Tree", inspired by the famous Einstein quote, celebrates diversity and carries the positive and inclusive message that we should focus on people's strengths rather than their weaknesses. The book uses a dyslexia-friendly font, and Nina Taylor's illustrations beautifully capture the emotions of Zig Zag and his animal friends as they go through the story to finish up better friends.