The Pout-Pout Fish (Pout-Pout Fish Adventure #1) (Board Books)

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By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
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Bookseller: Linda
Title: The Pout-Pout Fish
Nobody should have a pout-pout face :( It's just too sad.

All his friends try to convince him to smile- joy, hope, fun. Frown is unattractive so turn it upside down! Nothing works until a silver shimmer gives him a kiss - and he's aghast!! Frown became a smile (it's just upside down).

Nice sing-song words and fun way to cheer a sad child (or adult!). The kisses and hugs help "spread the cheery-cheers all over the place"!

— From Linda's Past Picks - 3



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 Deborah Diesen's fun fish story that's sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.

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 BBC America and the Cartoon Network. He lives in Oxnard, California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374360979
ISBN-10: 0374360979
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: August 6th, 2013
Pages: 36
Language: English
Series: Pout-Pout Fish Adventure