Can a fish talk, jump and play like a small boy? Lakas meets a special fish that can do this and more! But the fish leaps out, and a cast of unusual characters chase it through old Manilatown.

Praise for Lakas and the Manilatown Fish:

The Horn Book – “. . . as elaborately staged as a Disney 42nd Street musical. . . kids captured by the loopy story and the rollicking, high-colored, bang-bang pictures will get the idea without the orientation: that's the charm of the book. . . "

School Library Journal – “The colorful, full-page illustrations accentuate the excitement and provide a focus for this lengthy tale."

The Asian Review of Books – “Carl Angel's brightly-colored illustrations seem to leap off the page at every turn in the same spirit of the renegade fish.."