The Pout-Pout Fish Book
The Pout-Pout Fish Book
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The Pout-Pout Fish

Written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Dan Hanna

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Publisher's Summary

As the pout-pout fish swims along in the ocean, he discovers that being glum and spreading the "dreary wearies" isn't much fun anymore--especially when his true destiny is revealed!

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  • Age Range: 3-6
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: March 18, 2008
  • ISBN: 0374360960
  • ISBN 13: 978-0374360962
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Mom of Boys

Three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.

We love this book at our house! The pout-pout fish is the epitome of a grumpy attitude with little hope for the future. The repetition sure makes this book a fun one to read. The realization of who the the pout-pout fish really is and the happiness it brings to him is a lesson to us all to be who we are meant to be and to choose to be happy.


Deborah Diesen

Deborah Diesen currently works for a nonprofit organization and has also worked as a librarian and a bookseller. She lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan.

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Deborah Diesen

Dan Hanna

Dan Hanna lives a life of quiet solitude, high in the Bavarian Alps, where he devotes his life to illustrating (and trying to write) picture books. Most of his income is from a modest bee-keeping operation where he produces a thick and tasty Bavarian honey.

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Dan Hanna

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