The first book in the New York Times bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series from Deborah Diesen and illustrator Dan Hanna!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.
Author: Deborah Diesen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.30h x 10.40w x 0.50d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 121541 / Pout-Pout Fish
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Runner-Up
Award: Colorado Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Indies Choice Book Awards - Honor Book
Award: Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award - Winner
Kirkus Review - Children 02/15/2008 pg. 195
School Library Journal 04/01/2008 pg. 106
Hornbook Guide to Children 10/01/2008 pg. 278 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2008 pg. 278 - Recommended, Satisfactory
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.