Author(s): Deborah Diesen; Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
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 pout ever end?
Is there something he can learn
From 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.
"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"Winning artwork...Hanna's cartoonish undersea world swims with hilarious bug-eyed creatures that ooze personality" --"Kirkus Reviews""" "Appealing...the cartoon illustrations of undersea life are bright and clean and the protagonist's exaggerated expressions are entertaining." "--School Library Journal""" "Diesen's clever rhymes are playful and fun and are sure to keep children's imaginations swimming from page to page." "--Times Record News"
Deborah Diesen currently works for a small nonprofit organization and has also worked as a reference librarian and a bookseller. She lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Dan Hanna has over ten years' experience in the animation industry, and his work has appeared on BBC America and the Cartoon Network. He lives in Oxnard, California.