The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark Book
The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark Book
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The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark

Written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Dan Hanna

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Publisher's Summary

Mr. Fish finds the courage to speak up for his friends when a shark comes to the park and bullies them.

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  • Age Range: 3-6
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: September 5, 2017
  • ISBN: 0374304025
  • ISBN 13: 978-0374304027
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This is a great book about the power of words to conquer bullying and does a great job of showing the inner dilemmas and negative emotions that bullying creates in its victims, while still being kid-friendly and upbeat. The rhyming and repetition of the "chorus" of the book became surprising powerful the more times it was repeated, particularly combined with the power dynamic between a shark and a fish that even little readers understand.

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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