Smile, Pout-Pout Fish (Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventures) (Board Books)

By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)

Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374370848, 12pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014



A short and sweet mini-adventure especially created to introduce the youngest guppies to the popular Pout-Pout Fish

No need to be worried No need to be sad Toddlers will love swimming along with the Pout-Pout Fish as he turns little frowns into big smiles.

With just one line of text per page, this simple, 12-page board book will send Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna's much-loved Pout-Pout Fish flippering and swishing into the hearts and minds of very young children.

About the Author

Deborah Diesen is the New York Times bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish, named by Time Magazine as one of the Ten Best Children's Books of 2008, and The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark. Diesen 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 BBC America and the Cartoon Network. He lives in Oxnard, California.

Praise For Smile, Pout-Pout Fish (Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventures)

"This simplified version of Deisen and Hanna’s The Pout-Pout Fish (2008) is appropriate for babies and toddlers . . . Simple and sweet, this tale offers the lesson that sometimes, all that’s needed for a turnaround in mood is some cheer and encouragement to change our perspective. The clean, uncluttered illustrations are kept simple, except for the pout-pout fish’s features, which are delightfully expressive. Little ones will easily recognize and likely try to copy the sad, scared and angry looks that cross the fish’s face. An upbeat early book on feelings with a simple storyline that little ones will respond to." - Kirkus Reviews