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The Pout-Pout Fish (Book & CD Set) (Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) (original 2008; edition 2012)

by Deborah Diesen, Daniel X. Hanna (Illustrator)

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Title:The Pout-Pout Fish (Book & CD Set) (Pout-Pout Fish Adventure)
Authors:Deborah Diesen
Other authors:Daniel X. Hanna (Illustrator)
Info:Macmillan Young Listeners (2012), Edition: Unabridged, Paperback, 32 pages
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The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (2008)

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This book is a beautiful story about a fish who is sad all the time. Things change when a random fish befriends him. All of a sudden, the fish wants to be happy all the time and spread happiness everywhere. This book can be a great teaching tool to encourage elementary children that there is someone out there to show you happiness, even if you don't see it. ( )
  JuanCunningham | Dec 4, 2018 |
The pout pout fish feels as if he is destined for sadness and gloom all of his life, telling his friends that he wishes he was different but it is just how it has to be. Then a random fish out of nowhere gives the pout pout fish love and he gets completely changed, wanting to kiss everybody and be happy. This is a good lesson showing kids that regardless of how down you may feel there is always somebody who will be able to pick you up and show you happiness. Even if you do not believe in it at first. ( )
  JennySkvarna | Nov 30, 2018 |
Adorable. ( )
  Ubiquitine | Nov 24, 2018 |
Self discovery, rhyming, attitude
  lrp024 | Nov 21, 2018 |
This book is very repetitive and doesn't have a plot that goes anywhere. Kids seem to like it though ( )
  sfink6 | Oct 31, 2018 |
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Deborah Diesenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hanna, DanIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, MarcNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Mason and Isaac
-D.D.

For Stella
-D.H.
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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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The pout pout fish believes he only knows how to frown and be dreary, but his friends suggest otherwise. The pout pout fish says his little phrase throughout the pages, until one day a fish comes along and gives him a kiss, turning things around for mr. Pout-Pout fish!
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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 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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