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The Pout-Pout Fish

Average rating
4.1 out of 5
Based on 11,869 Ratings and 2,164 Reviews

Book Description


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 desti... More
Book Information
PublisherFarrar Straus & Giroux
BindingBoard book (25 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages36
Publication Date08/06/2013
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The Creators
About Deborah Diesen (Author) : I'm the author of the picture book The Pout-Pout Fish, illustrated by Dan Hanna and published by FSG in 2008. I'm also the author of the forthcoming picture book The Barefooted, Bad-Tempered Baby Bri... more
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About Dan Hanna (Illustrator) : Dan Hanna is a published illustrator of children's books. A published credit of Dan Hanna is The Pout-Pout Fish.
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Reader Comments
10/8/2010 K. Musolff said: LOVE this book. LOVE the illustrations! My son can't resist a smile if I ask him if he is being a "pout-pout fish?" Very fun!
tags: I read

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2/23/2009 Kristin Walters said: I got this book for my daughters, and they LOVE it. Ok, maybe they love it because I keep offering to read it to them. I love the rhyme and the illustrations and the fact that it ends with kisses. What else do you need in a great bedtime book?
tags: I recommend, Inspired me

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9/23/2008 Rachel Hamby said: This book is so much fun. I love the poetic, rhyming story and the illustrations (especially the rocks) are terrific.
tags: I read

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6/14/2008 April Jo Young said: Hey there ol buddy, Just stopping by to see what youre up to in the Blog World. And yes, everyone, I can personally attest to Debbies knack for finding four leaf clovers!!! Love ya, April

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3/17/2008 Siri Feeney said: If the Pout-Pout Fish just looked around a little more carefully, he couldn't have pouted 3/4 of the way through the book. Dan Hanna's swimmy-crawly-creepies populate the pages, making them oh-so friendly and oddly sweet — enough to turn any pout upside-down.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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