The Pout-Pout Fish

by Deborah Diesen illustrated by Dan Hanna


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This funny undersea tale will make even the grumpiest young readers smile!

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Mr. Fish has a frown on his face—a permanent frown. As he drifts from one spot to the next, his droopy expression never changes. One by one, other sea creatures approach him, telling him he should be happier, but he always has the same reply: "I'm a pout-pout fish with a pout-pout face, so I spread dreary-wearies all over the place." Being glum, it seems, is his destiny. Then one day a new friend tries something unexpected—she kisses him! From that moment on, Mr. Fish realizes that he isn't a pout-pout fish after all. He's a kiss-kiss fish, and he spreads cheery-cheeries wherever he goes.

With its bright, funny illustrations and uplifting storyline, this book is guaranteed to turn the poutiest frowns upside down.

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About this Series

This glum-looking fish discovers that living down deep doesn't have to mean being down in the dumps. Bright ocean colors and playful rhymes came together in the first fun story about turning the poutiest of frowns upside down. From there, it's been one comical fish tale after another as this adorable bottom dweller has learned to negotiate school; holidays like Easter, Christmas, and Halloween; and even shark bullies!

With their musical text and whimsical artwork, these books by veteran author-illustrator Deborah Diesen make the perfect swim buddies for readers just getting their feet wet with the pleasures of language and wordplay.

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    • Grades: Babies & Toddlers - K
    • Ages: 2 - 5
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 9" x 9"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-15562-5