From fat fish donning little hats to a remarkably tall can-opening Zans, the cast and crew of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The illustrations only add to the richness of the far-fetched descriptions, and the overall sensation that the reader takes from the book is that of a zoo – where all the inhabitants are varied and fun to look at.
Q: Why would someone want eleven fingers?
A: Why not?
Q: Why do all these pets look so weird?
A: Probably because they're all unique. Did you notice that they've all got different jobs? And the way they look kind of fits the job, too.
Q: How come the kids don't look weirder, with all these weird creatures around.
A: Say, that's a great question. I bet they look pretty weird, though, in the eyes of the Zans and the Gox and the Yop and the… well just about everybody.