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The Pout-Pout Fish

The Pout-Pout Fish

Series: Pout-Pout Fish
by Deborah Diesen Illustrated by Dan Hanna

Mr. Fish has a frown on his face — a permanent frown. As he drifts from one spot to the next, his droopy expression never changes. One by one, other sea creatures approach him, telling him he should be happier, but he always has the same reply: "I'm a pout-pout fish with a pout-pout face, so I spread dreary-wearies all over the place." Being glum, it seems, is his destiny.

Then one day a new friend tries something unexpected: She kisses him! From that moment on, Mr. Fish realizes that he isn't a pout-pout fish after all. He's a kiss-kiss fish, and he spreads cheery-cheeries wherever he goes.

With its bright, funny illustrations and uplifting storyline, this book is guaranteed to turn the poutiest frowns upside down.

4, 5, 6
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 1
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Deborah Diesen Deborah Diesen is an author of children's books.
Dan Hanna

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