Jonathon Coudrille is a Cornish writer and artist. His extraordinary alphabet, “A Beastly Collection” (Warne, 1974) was likened to the work of Tenniel and Shepard and is now a collectors’ piece. “FARMER FISHER”, the first picture-book on the British market to include a record, illustrates the rollicking chorus-song Coudrille wrote for his young son in 1975, and was UK Children’s Book of the Year. FootSteps Press has created a fresh edition of this joyful best-seller in response to insistent demand from all the new parents who enjoyed the book – and the song – when they were children themselves.
My boys loved this book. My 8 year old was fascinated by the “old time” (his words lol) pictures. My 5 year old loved the rhyming and sing song cadence of the story. The story is cute and funny at times and kept both my boys attention really well. The story builds and gets a little longer with every page, and a little funnier. This is a classic that should be on every child’s bookshelf. We really enjoyed this story book and we give it a 5/5!