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The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah…

The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish

by Deborah Diesen

Other authors: Dan Hanna (Illustrator)

Series: The Pout-Pout Fish (4)

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"Mr. Fish is having a hard time finding the right presents for his friends, until he learns that the best gifts come from the heart."
  CECC9 | Jan 22, 2018 |
The pout-pout fish returns in this fourth picture-book devoted to his adventures, this time confronting the sometimes stressful experience of Christmas shopping. Determined to get his friends gifts that are just right, Mr. Fish ends up rejecting everything he sees, winding up with nothing as all the shops close. Has he ruined Christmas? Or will the wise Miss Shimmer show him what holiday gift-giving is all about...?

Like its predecessors, The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish features a fun read-aloud text in rhyme - "In a festive ocean corner, / Fish were decking out the reef, / Hanging tinsel, bows, and lights, / In a holiday motif" - as well as colorful, engaging illustrations. I particularly enjoyed all of the little visual details in the shopping scenes, as Mr. Fish browses through everything from scale polish to Kraken's Crackers. Recommended to all Pout-Pout Fish fans, and to anyone looking for picture-books that specifically address the gift-giving process at Christmas. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Dec 21, 2017 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 22, 2017 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 10, 2017 |
Bright and cheerful....lovely illustrations and story with sweet message. Highly recommend! ( )
  Elaine2016 | Aug 13, 2016 |
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"A gift should be big,
And a gift should be bright.
And a gift should be perfect-
Guaranteed to bring delight.
And a gift should have meaning
Plus a bit of bling-zing,
So I'll shop till I drop
For each just-right thing!"

Will Mr. Fish find perfect gifts for everyone on his list? Will he finish his shopping in time?

Swim along with Mr. Fish on his holiday shopping quest. He might just discover that the best gifts of all come straight from the heart.

(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:40:46 -0400)

"Mr. Fish is having a hard time finding the right presents for his friends, until he learns that the best gifts come from the heart"--

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