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The Pout-Pout Fish

by Deborah Diesen

Other authors: Dan Hanna (Illustrator)

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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 |
So cute, and the rhymes are so catchy that my teenaged daughter loves reading it too :) ( )
  booksniff | Aug 20, 2014 |
So cute, and the rhymes are so catchy that my teenaged daughter loves reading it too :) ( )
  booksniff | Aug 20, 2014 |
Love the rhyming rhythm in this book. Perfect for reading aloud to one or many children. The fish claims that he just looks like he's pouting all the time but in the end he realizes that he was really grumpy and when another fish kissed him he was so happy and became the kiss kiss fish. The illustrations are very good, as the fishes eyes show his emotion and there are pages that are split into sections to show the pout pout fish moving through the water. The colors are very bright with a lot of contrast.
  vanessa.wallace | Jun 9, 2014 |
Valentine's day readaloud ?
  madamepince | Feb 20, 2014 |
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Deep in the water
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With an ever-present pout.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374360960, Hardcover)

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:30:23 -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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