This is a story about accepting those who are different from you. It also deals with accepting children that might need physical aids in order to carry out daily life. The story reminds children that these aids help others be more productive and lead to the betterment of society.
In the story, Fernnie the Fish finds some glasses on the ocean floor. He friends don't want to accept a fish with glasses, although Fernnie loves them. But, because his sight is improved, he is able to save his friends from danger.
In the end, the other fish/sea creatures accept Fernnie and find themselves wanting to be like him.
Talmage (Tal) currently lives in New Mexico, where there are no ocean fish.
He has worked with children for many years as a school teacher, children's pastor, camp counselor and coach. He loves teaching and helping kids learn and grow.
He loves sharing his talents in drawing and graphic design.
Being bullied was part of Tal's childhood but he always tried to be himself. It did not matter what other people said. And now look. He is a famous children's book writer. (Well, not famous!)