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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
Deep in the water,
Mr. Fish swims about
With his fish face stuck
In a permanent pout.
Can his pals cheer him up?
Will his pout ever end?
Is there something he can learn
From an unexpected friend?
Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in this fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.The Pout-Pout Fish is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
About the Author
Deborah Diesen is the bestselling author of "The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark." She grew up in Midland, Michigan, and started writing poems at a young age. She has worked as a bookseller and a librarian, and now works for a small nonprofit organization, but her greatest joy comes from writing for children. She lives with her family in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Dan Hanna has over ten years' experience in the animation industry, and his work has appeared on the Cartoon Network. He lives in Oxnard, California.
“The story The Pout-Pout Fish is simple and engaging, with an appealing rhyme scheme and fun illustrations…both tracks feature upbeat ukulele music, and the read along track guides children with the sound of bubbles when it’s time to turn the page…This is a good choice for young children, and a nice introduction to talking about emotions and how others perceive you.” – Parents Choice Recommended
“Alexander Gould (the voice of Nemo in Finding Nemo) skillfully narrates the text…A good choice for school and library collections.” – School Library Journal
“Younger kids will love the repetition of the verses in this tale of a pout-pout fish.” —TIME magazine, from its Top 10 Childrens’ Books of 2008 List"Winning artwork...Hanna’s cartoonish undersea world swims with hilarious bug-eyed creatures that ooze personality" —Kirkus Reviews "Appealing...the cartoon illustrations of undersea life are bright and clean and the protagonist's exaggerated expressions are entertaining." —School Library Journal "Diesen's clever rhymes are playful and fun and are sure to keep children's imaginations swimming from page to page." —Times Record News