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Barnacle is stuck on the underside of a pier, wishing he had something to do. Every day is exactly the same. The tide comes in and Barnacle gets wet. The tide goes out and Barnacle dries off. Boring! Barnacle wants something EXCITING to happen. Then a colorful fish swims by. Barnacle bets the fish doesn't have a boring life. In the end, it turns out exciting isn't always better. . . This picture book is an irreverent and playful answer to any child's declaration of boredom!

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Jonathan Fenske

Jonathan Fenske has written and illustrated several Penguin Young Readers, including A Pig, a Fox, and a Box, which was a 2016 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor winner. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Barnacle Is Bored and Plankton Is Pushy (Scholastic, Inc.) . His paintings are in private and public collections across the United States. An avid runner and hiker, he lives with his wife and three daughters in Denver, Colorado.

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