The Pout-Pout Fish

By Deborah Diesen; Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374360962, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 18, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Board Book, Board Book

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Description

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.




Praise For The Pout-Pout Fish

“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

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