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.
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The Pout-Pout Fish
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux