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The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark

The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark

A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure (Volume 2)

Deborah Diesen; Pictures by Dan Hanna

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

FSG Books for Young Readers

On Sale: 08/17/2010

ISBN: 9781466814547

32 Pages, Ages 3-6

The funny follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Pout-Pout Fish from Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna

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. Fish has a secret: he's scared of the dark!

Very young children will swim along with Mr. Fish as he journeys deep into the ocean to new and mysterious places. They will discover, as Mr. Fish does, the power of friendship to light the way through the big-big dark.

SCIBA Book Award - Winner

Praise for The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark

“The playful, rhyming verse is well matched with Hanna's funny cartoon illustrations.” —School Library Journal

“With colorful seascapes and bright-eyed ocean characters, Hanna gives this spirited tale light doses of humor (‘Rest stop!’ reads a neon sign on an anglerfish's lure), as Diesen delivers a gentle moral: ‘The ocean is wide,/ And the ocean is deep,/ But friends help friends--/ That's a promise we keep.’.” —Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining read-aloud and a nice lighthearted vehicle for dealing with fear.” —Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Deborah Diesen; Pictures by Dan Hanna

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. She has worked as a bookseller and a librarian, and now works for a small nonprofit organization. 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.

image of Dan Hannao
Jennifer Beckwith

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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