Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Tiddler is a little fish who tells the tallest tales in the ocean. But did he really ride a seahorse? Did he really meet a mermaid? And what about the scariest story of them all – the one about the fishermen and the net?

“A pleasing romp” – The Guardian

“Picture book perfection” – Independent on Sunday

Julia says ...

I did a lot of research for this underwater story and all the fish in it are real ones – except for the Gruffalo fish which Axel sneaked in.

Because the story works so well as a play, I wrote a play version for a whole class to act.

There’s also a professional play called “Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales” by Freckle Productions which frequently tours the U.K

The Fishermen in “Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales”

Click here to watch a performance of this story on “Julia Donaldson and Friends”.