Deep in the water,Mr. Fish swims aboutWith his fish face stuckIn a permanent pout.
Can his pals cheer him up?Will his pout ever end?Is there something he can learnFrom 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.
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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.
A book trailer for children's author Deborah Diesen's award-winning picture book, 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.
The Pout-Pout Fish drops in to spread some of his Dreary Wearies all over the place.
“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
Deborah Diesen is the bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark. She 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. Dan Hanna has over ten years’ experience in the animation industry, and his work has appeared on the Cartoon Network. He lives in Oxnard, California.
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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Colorado Children's Book Award Master List, Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, SCIBA Book Award - Winner, Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List