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The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

The Pout-Pout Fish

by Deborah Diesen

Other authors: Dan Hanna (Illustrator)

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This book is good for toddlers. It teaches that there's always something to be happy about. You just have to find out what makes you happy just like "pout pout" fish did. ( )
  alissanelson | Mar 9, 2016 |
this book is to show children that its okay to have sad days but you cant be sad all the time. It teaches children ways to change their attitudes and to take charge of their own attitudes.
  ashleighgoad | Nov 30, 2015 |
24 months - what a fun book. We enjoyed this one many times. Unusual story, funny, with a great ending! ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Its about a fish that pouts all the time, its colorful and full of details. I think its perfect for children to teach that they can choose a happy life. ( )
  imranahmed | May 26, 2015 |
I really enjoy “The Pout-Pout Fish.” The main idea of this book is how a negative fish believed his big lips were for pouting, but at the end, he realizes that his big lips can be for kissing. The author's writing makes this book a good resource for rhymes. Every single page, there is a rhyme that occurs. For example, “Deep in the water, Where the fish hang out, Lives a glum gloomy swimmer, With an ever-present pout.” The author also incorporates a repeated saying that can be fun for children to read out loud with a teacher or by themselves. The continual phrase is, “Blub, Bluuub, Bluuuuuuub.” What I most appreciate this book for is the message. The main idea of this book shares with readers that an insecurity or negative aspect of oneself can be turned around to be a great thing. One should not be stuck in a negative mind, but try to take a situation positively. As this book shares, what helps to turn things around, is a help of a friend. ( )
  yyoon4 | Nov 20, 2014 |
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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 destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in this fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.

The Pout-Pout Fish is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:04 -0400)

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The pout-pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.

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