The Pout-Pout Fish

The Pout-Pout Fish

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374360979
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: Pout-Pout Fish Adventure Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 6,512
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 1 - 2 Years

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.

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The Pout-Pout Fish 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my granddaughter's favorite book! I have to admit it's also my favorite to read to her - the rhymes are charming & the story is very sweet. Although she has the hardback version - getting the Nook version has been a heaven-sent for me at bedtime when lights are out.
Sean Long More than 1 year ago
All the kids love it in my school. Even the 5 th and 6 th graders enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A+
Ashleyreece on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Of all the children books I have read so far this one is my favorite! The illustrations are wonderful and they go great with the story. The story is about a fish who has a pout face and he thinks he must be glum because of the way his face looks. All of his friend try and cheer him up but it is not working. Then along comes a new fish and she gives him a kiss. He then figures out that he is a kiss kiss fish. I think this story is great for smaller children and older alike. I like how it sort of portrays a pouty child. I know my two little ones pout a lot and their faces look a lot like MR. Fishes face. I cant wait to read this to the Pre-K class I get to read too. I would use this book to talk my kids about the way we act sometimes. Sometimes the way we act can make people not want to be our friends.
nancyken on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The pout-pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kids will love the rhythmic rhymes in this fun and funny book and delight in watching the Pout-Pout Fish transform into a Kiss-Kiss Fish all because he received a smooch from a lovely "silent silver shimmer." Kids will especially love the "Blub, Bluuub, Bluuuuuuub" sound that the Pout-Pout Fish makes. If you like this book, you'll also love Deborah Diesen's "The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big, Big Dark."
bobbieb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am a children's librarian and this is the best book I've read in a long time. When I read it for storytimes, kids are immediately engaged and helping me to tell the story! Adults, you will love it too!
Oliviafar More than 1 year ago
My niece absolutely loved this book. She made her mom ready it every night when she first got it. She thought it was so funny. I recommend this book for any child.
CassandraGelvin More than 1 year ago
Don't Read This To My Kids This book sends absolutely the wrong message, in more ways than one. I hated it so much that I posted a video review of it on YouTube. You can find it on my channel, "Don't Read This To My Kids". Basically, the main character is upset, and the only thing his "friends" tell him is that he should smile for them, oblivious to the possibility that he might have a legitimate problem of some kind, or that feeling sad is even okay in this aquatic world. They don't want to deal with his feelings. Then a stranger arrives and kisses him on the face, which magically fixes the problem, suggesting to impressionable kids (as other reviewers here have pointed out) that going around kissing people you don't know is acceptable and in fact desirable. My video review goes into more detail. https://youtu.be/-Ja9OZBC71c
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased for my Grandson, we talked about whining, pouting, giving hugs and kisses. Later in the day he also said he liked when people smiled at him when he walked in the room. Cute and offers opportunity to talk about greetings and being polite. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my son's favorite! I love this book myself! We read it at least twice a week.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
He’s the Pout-Pout fish with an “ever-present pout. Living deep in the water, where the fish hang out.” Yes, that is where he lives and in this rhyming book, a variety of ocean creatures arrive and try to brighten up this blue and purple fish but he greets them with a rhyming refrain about his pout-pout face spreading the dreary-wearies all over the place. Oh, he does look sad and weary swimming around in the ocean as his cheerful and hopeful friends arrive eager to bring joy into his life and he remains so until a silent silver shimmer comes gliding up to Pout-Pout. Without saying a word, she is able to change Pout-Pout from a pouting fish into someone his ocean friends will be happy to see. Sometimes actions speak louder than words. Fun, rhyming book with bright illustrations.
etownjd More than 1 year ago
I hope this turns into a really nice series so I can continue to get these for my grandchildren.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the funniest children's books I've ever read and it has a great message to boot. Absolutely adorable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite children's books! I bought this for my 14-month-old two months ago and have read it a million times since then (it feels like a million times, at least). My daughter and I are still not bored with it, even after reading it so many times. I love that the rhyming structure is actually consistent throughout the book, which is not the case with many other children's books. Also, it uses great words like "aghast" and "glum" and doesn't just stick to easy, "kid-friendly" words. The rhythm is great, the illustrations are great, and the story is great! I couldn't recommend it more highly!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 5 yr old giggled through the entire story and the colorful illustrations bring it to life. I think this is a fantastic lesson for ALL ages. Having a positive attitude can change everything!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my daughter's favorite books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am ten and i even love this book it is soooooo cute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use this book in my classroom of 16-24 month-old babies. Even though most of them can't talk yet, they manage to ask for "pout, pout" by name!! They all LOVE this book....definitely one of their favorites!
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Tarysa More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my great nephew who is 3 yrs old. His Mom read it to him while we Skyped so I got to watch his face the first time he heard the book. He loved it! He quotes the line "I'm a pout, pout fish . . ." all the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2.5 year old loves this book and I love the kisses I get at the end. It's also great that he's able to point out the clam, squid and octopus...animals you don't see regularly in children's books. Also a great message.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best. You can even turn this book in a song. In the book Mr.Fish is sad tgen turns happy wirh just a simple kiss. Will this fish stay this way or go back sad read book two if u wanna know
Anonymous More than 1 year ago