Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Pout-Pout Fish

What an absolutely adorable book! Oh and it is SO perfect for a story time read aloud! Author Deborah Diesen and illustrator Dan Hanna have teamed together to create a laugh-out-loud story about a fish that is just downright pouty.

Mr. Fish can't help but be gloomy, he just has a pout-pout face. It's not HIS fault, no way! As he swims along in the ocean, his friends try their best to change that pout to a smile, with Mr. Fish explaining that he's meant to be a spreader of's just his nature.

From the jellyfish to the squid, the clam and the octopus, Mr. Fish insists he is just "destined to be glum," with no hope to ever be a happy fish. That is until he meets the newwww fish. Aha! The beautiful, shimmery, female fish that plants a kiss right on the lips of Mr. Fish. Now....he just may have something to be cheery about!

The illustrations in this completely giggle-worthy book are bright and imaginative, a perfect compliment to the gloominess of Mr. Fish. The rhyming is cute and kids will love shouting along with the "Blub, Bluuuub, Bluuuuub's!"

The Pout-Pout Fish is a great story time read aloud...pair this with an ocean craft.

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

The Pout-Pout Fish
Deborah Diesen
Picture Book
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
March 2008

1 comment:

The Dynamic Uno said...

Cute book! Great for the babies in our prechool!
I'm also tagging you for a photo meme.

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