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. 10×10 inches, 32 pgs.
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In Deborah Diesen’s light-hearted picture book (Farrar, Straus, 2008), poor Pout-Pout Fish who wears a frown feels that it’s his duty to spread the “dreary-wearies” in the deep dark sea. But is this really his destiny? In this upbeat romp through the ocean floor, Pout-Pout Fish encounters a myriad of ocean friends who try to talk him out of his bad mood with fun and encouraging advice. The bright and bold cartoon illustrations by Dan Hanna accompany Diesen’s amusing rhythmic text. Alexander Gould (the voice of Nemo in Finding Nemo) skillfully narrates the text. Page-turn signals are optional. A good choice for school and public library collections.-Amy Joslyn, Fairport Public Library, NYá(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
“Younger kids will love the repetition of the verses in this tale of a pout-pout fish.” —TIME magazine, from its Top 10 Childrens’ Books of 2008 List
“Winning artwork…Hanna’s cartoonish undersea world swims with hilarious bug-eyed creatures that ooze personality” —Kirkus Reviews
“Appealing…the cartoon illustrations of undersea life are bright and clean and the protagonist’s exaggerated expressions are entertaining.” —School Library Journal