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 dreary-wearies...it'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
32pages
Picture Book
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
9780374360962
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.

Here's the link:
http://misadventuresofthedynamicuno.blogspot.com/2009/01/photo-tag.html