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.


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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.

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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.

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The Pout-Pout Fish Book Trailer

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

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Everyone's Talking about Pout-Pout Fish

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

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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.

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What's It About?

So what's this sea-quel really about?

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The Deep

What's deep in the big-big dark?

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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.

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Lift-the-Flap Tab: Hide and Seek, Pout-Pout Fish
A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
Deborah Diesen; Pictures by Dan Hanna
Square Fish

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...


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Available 1/13/2015
The Pout-Pout Fish Tank
A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
Deborah Diesen; Illustrated by Dan Hanna
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


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Available 10/7/2014
The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School
A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
Deborah Diesen; Pictures by Dan Hanna
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Turn little pouts into big smiles!  Mr. Fish is nervously awaiting his first day of school, and he frets about not knowing how to write his name, how to draw...


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Available 6/24/2014
Smile, Pout-Pout Fish
A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Dan Hanna
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A mini-adventure to introduce the youngest guppies to the popular Pout-Pout Fish  No need to be worried! No need to be sad! Toddlers will love swimming along...


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The Pout-Pout Fish book and CD storytime set

Deborah Diesen
Macmillan Young Listeners


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The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark
A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
Deborah Diesen; Pictures by Dan Hanna
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Mr. Fish wants to help his friend Ms. Clam when she loses her pearl, but though he’s fast as a sailfish, as smart as dolphin, and as strong as a shark, Mr....


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The Pout-Pout Fish
A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
Deborah Diesen; Pictures by Dan Hanna
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...


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