Toby The Blow Fish is a wonderful and exciting new book about a fish who finds himself in a little bit of trouble.
16 pages in length, Toby The Blow Fish: A Fish On a Quest and Learns a Life Lesson is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the action and adventure juvenile fiction category.
Notable species include the blue tang, an electric purple and blue specimen; the strange looking bluespotted cornetfish, possessing a mouth fully one third the length of its body; and the striped burrfish, a species related to blow fish
, with a body that has the wonderful pattern of a child's discovery maze.
In the morning, we headed to Yanagibashi Seafood Market, where we were shown the dreaded, poisonous, but edible fubu or blow fish
. It actually didn't taste that great-it only came to life with some wasabi and chili.
Out first stop was Yanagibashi-Rengo Ichiba (market) where you can find the freshest fish like fuku, or the poisonous blow fish, Buri or Yellowtail.
I also saw how the scary blow fish or fuku was cleaned.
For years now, we've known that the fugu or blow fish
, is regarded as a prized but deadly delicacy in Japan, because the poison in its liver is strong enough to kill adult humans in only a few hours.