Only Fish Fall from the Sky

Cover for “Only Fish Fall from the Sky” by Leif Parsons

One of my favorite illustrators, Leif Parsons, has written and illustrated his first children’s book: “Only Fish Fall from the Sky.” The book is a fantastical dreamscape in which “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! Is he asleep or awake?” The pages are exquisitely, elaborately packed with unexpected details that kids (and adults) can pore over for hours.

Sample from “Only Fish Fall from the Sky” by Leif Parsons

Parsons is doing a book launch (with activities for kids) in Brooklyn on 17 May. The book is available for sale at