The Pout-Pout Fish

Author:  Deborah Diesen
Illustrator:  Daniel X. Hanna

imgresWhat causes the “pout-pouts” to show up in your house? Whatever the reason, one sure way to help them disappear is to snuggle up with a good book.  Sharing in an adventure may be just what is needed to drive away those frowns and upset feelings. Books have a way of opening the door of communication in helping your young “pouter” share what he or she is feeling inside.

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.

Here’s a Pout Pout Fish Song YouTube Video
I’ve inserted it so you can see all the illustrations for the book.  Enjoy!

Don’t miss the next book in the Pout Pout Fish Series.


Just as our Pout-Pout Fish was off to rescue Ms. Clam’s lost pearl, his heart began to flit and flutter. His mind began to fill with thoughts of…

I’m FAST as a sailfish,
I’m  STRONG as a shark,
I’m SMART as a dolphin…
But I’m scared of the dark.

The further he ventures down into the deep water, the gloomier he becomes. Now Pout-Pout has a choice. Will he turn around or continue on?  Wait! What do I hear?

OH JOY! A sweet friend has come along to encourage our Pout-Pout Fish! You will certainly not be pouting when you read how these two friends locate the lost pearl!

There are times when all of us must face our fears. Will we turn back and remain a pouter or face our fear head on?

Perhaps it’s true – A book a day keeps the pout-pouts away!

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