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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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A fish believes that he was made to pout and be sad because of his big lips. Later does he find out that his big lips are great for kissing, not pouting! ( )
  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
Where the fish hang out
Lives a glum gloomy swimmer
With an ever-present pout.
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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 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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