Friday, 1 April 2011

The Hopping April Fish!

Every Friday, join the Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books, and hop to some new blogs. The Book Blogger Hop gives book bloggers a chance to connect and find out what others are reading. Sign up at Jennifer’s blog so people can find your blog too.

You wonder what April Fool's Day has to do with a fish? In France, on April 1st, children try to play tricks by sticking a paper fish on the backs of their friends, parents and other people. When the person notices that he or she has a fish on the back, the kid says: Poisson d'avril! Which means April Fish. Totally weird but fun, right?

I only remember one prank played by me and a friend when we maybe were seven years old. It was my friends birthday and his guests were expected to come through the garden gate. We thought it would be funny to put some super glue on the gate handle, so the next person entering would stick to the handle. Unfortunately the next person to enter was the father of my friend. He was not much amused and we neither.


  1. I'd have still been amused. But yeah, I'm sure the father wasn't. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for stopping by from the Hop. I'm a new follower! I think I like April Fish day better.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. That is a great prank coming from seven year olds. Ha! Happy Friday!

  4. I was charmed by the April Fish tradition. It sounds fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your soft colors here.

  5. The fish thing sounds fun. Your super glue prank backfire, not so much. Hope he didn't lose too much skin releasing his hand from the gate!

    Thanks for hopping by!

    Rachel-Endless Reading

  6. Hello, and thanks for stopping by. I managed not to fall for my French professor's trick (though I don't think my classmates were so lucky). She actually pulled out a paper fish and waved it at us while exclaiming, "Poisson d'avril!", then explained this very tradition. I hope you have a great weekend!

  7. LOL - That's exactly why I hate pranks! Maybe I just don't have a good enough sense of humor to appreciate AFD ...

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  8. I'm not a prankster but April Fish sounds fun. Stop by my blog when you have time.
    кєяo's Book Blog

  9. Superglue? Yikes, reminds me of the tongue on the lamp post in A Christmas Story (the visual).

    I always look forward to reading your updates. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Yikes on the super glued gate.

    I am stopping by from the blog hop.

    Hope you have a fun blog hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer.

  11. I'm returning the hop, and I'm a new follower! Very interesting about the April Fish!

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

  12. hey! i'm a new GFC follower, love the blog and background! hope you have an awesome weekend,

    and i hope you will follow me back!! choose which book cover you like better on my hop stop today! =]