Only Fish Fall From the Sky

Leif Parsons

$ 17.95

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ISBN: 9781576877579

Children’s / Bedtime / 3-7 years
10.5 x 10.5 inches
32 pages

Available May 2015

A dreamworld where it rains fish instead of water, people dance through dinner, and children sleep with tigers–welcome to the imagination of author/artist Leif Parsons, whose detailed dreamscapes make ONLY FISH FALL FROM THE SKY a charming bedtime book for preschoolers and begining readers.

A boy wakes from a marvelous dream to find the world is not quite as he left it–raindrops are falling from the sky, instead of fish, when everyone knows that only fish fall from the sky! But is he asleep or awake? Kids can decide for themselves which world they prefer as they pore over the imaginative dreamscapes of author/illustrator Leif Parson’s delightful alternate world.

Movement infuses every inch of Parsons’ elaborate illustrations, enticing young readers to linger over each spread to discover such kid-friendly surprises as kangaroos jumping double-dutch, a giant nose poking out of a city window, or a squirrel taking meticulous notes.

Leif Parsons is an award-winning illustrator and artist whose work appears regularly in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Boston Globe, and The Atlantic. Leif’s work has also been featured online at Booooom, It’s Nice That, Design Arts Daily, and Book By Its Cover. MoMA acquired his artist’s book, Negative, for its permanent collection, and his drawings and sculptures have been shown at many galleries on both coasts, and in Canada. His work was recently selected by Hyperallergic as one of the standouts of Bushwick’s 2014 Open Studios. Leif lives in Brooklyn, NY. See more of his work at

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