Deborah Diesen

Deborah Diesen

Deborah Diesen is the New York Times bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish, named by Time Magazine as one of the Ten Best Children’s Books of 2008, and The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark. Diesen grew up in Midland, Michigan, and started writing poems at a young age. She has worked as a bookseller and a librarian, and now works for a small nonprofit organization, but her greatest joy comes from writing for children. She lives with her family in Grand Ledge, Michigan.



  • Everyone's Talking about Pout-Pout Fish

    Across the country and around the globe, creatures big and small are talking Pout-Pout!

  • What's It About?

    So what's this sea-quel really about?

  • The Deep

    What's deep in the big-big dark?

  • Blubble Trouble (a short film for The Pout-Pout Fish)

    A seemingly endless field of rising blubbles. Although Mr. Fish appears glum throughout, the fact that the blubbles are rising is a symbolic reference to the fact that all is not lost and that things are looking up.

  • Plopping Pouter (a short film for The Pout-Pout Fish)

    The Pout-Pout Fish drops in to spread some of his Dreary Wearies all over the place.

  • Famous Pouts (a short film for The Pout-Pout Fish)

    The Pout-Pout Fish is only the latest in a long, distinguished history of great pouters. This film illustrates that even geniuses can fall victim to moments of deep gloom.

  • The Pout-Pout Fish Book Trailer

    A book trailer for children's author Deborah Diesen's award-winning picture book, The Pout-Pout Fish.

  • Smile, Pout-Pout Fish Book Trailer

    No need to be worried! No need to be sad! Toddlers will love swimming along with the Pout-Pout Fish as he turns little frowns into big smiles.





Wipe Clean Pout-Pout Fish

A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure

Deborah Diesen; pictures by Dan Hanna

Learn the alphabet and how to count with the Pout-Pout Fish and his friends in this bright activity book with a wipe-clean format.

Available 05/05/2015Pre-Order

Sweet Dreams, Pout-Pout Fish

A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure

Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Dan Hanna

A mini-adventure to introduce the youngest guppies to the popular Pout-Pout Fish Feeling sleepy? It's time for bed! Toddlers will love swimming...

Available 01/13/2015Pre-Order

This is a colorful collection for all little Pout-Pout fans. With tabbed edges and fun flaps to lift on each page, kids will be thrilled to discover the world of the Pout-Pout fish.Debbie...

Available 01/13/2015Pre-Order


Available 07/07/2015Pre-Order