Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish (Hardcover)

Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish (Hardcover)

(3 customer reviews)


The charming story of two brothers who discover that — with a little imagination — a jellyfish might be the most useful friend ever!

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The charming story of two brothers who discover that — with a little imagination — a jellyfish might be the most useful friend ever!

This is author and artist Christopher Routly’s first major children’s book.

Hardcover, 48 pages, 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, with dust jacket.


PDF Version available here.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 8.5 in

3 reviews for Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish (Hardcover)

  1. Jeff Tepper

    Here is an excerpt of a review of the book I wrote for my blog:

    “I could have read it several times to dissect and analyze it. I probably would have called it something like “wonderfully silly” and wrote that Routly’s creativity bursts off of the pages. I’d probably talk about the how rhyme schemes worked really well and the words roll off the tongue when read aloud. I’d say that Routly is onto a concept that could have longevity and be repeated over multiple books, similar to Numeroff and Bond’s If You Give a _______ a _______. series.

    However, instead of just diving into it myself, I wanted a completely unbiased and relevant opinion, so I did the only logical thing I could think of: I read it to RJ.

    He stayed engaged throughout the book, following along with the silliness that leads up to the book’s punchline, at which point he laughed out loud and gleefully repeated the ending, which I won’t give away. And then he wanted me to read it again. And again. At four years old, he’s the perfect age for the book to be read to, although Routly’s use of some advanced words make it something that kids in elementary school could use to practice reading skills and build vocabulary.”

  2. Robb Tavill

    Such a fun little book by my friend Chris Routly! It tells the story of creativity that having a jellyfish as a friend is able to create. It is definitely a great beginners book and perfect for dads and moms alike to share with their beginning readers. Great illustrations as well that helps to show off Chris’ artistic talent that I wish I had a little of myself! LOL I recommend this to be added to any family’s collection for their beginning readers!!! “Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish” is really a lot of fun for all!

  3. David J

    I found this on Kickstarter and picked it up there. I’m quite please with the book. The book feels like a mix of Seuss and Silverstein in the best way, and the art is fantastic. My girls, 8 and 7, were amused and my two year old son loves it. The girls like reading it to him, which is probably the best review I could possibly give it. I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for any other books that Routly puts out–if they’re as good as this one, they’ll be on the to-buy list for sure!

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