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The Pout Pout Fish


The Pout Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen is one of our favorite family books – we always read it together. My favorite part is the kisses at the end; my daughter likes to see how low she can get her voice when she says, “blub, bluuuub, bluuuuuuuub”; my husband just likes to see how much he can make us both giggle.

The Pout-Pout Fish is a fun, rhyming picture book about a gloomy fish who discovers that being glum isn’t really his destiny.  Bright ocean colors, playful language, and engaging characters make the story perfect for sharing at home or at school.  Children of all ages love Mr. Fish’s transformation from a pout-pout fish to a kiss-kiss fish, and the story of The Pout-Pout Fish is all-but-guaranteed to turn a cranky child’s pout (or even a grown-up’s pout!) upside down.

From the site of Deborah Diesen

Check out Diensen’s web site, she has some great ideas for activities and story time ideas to go along with the book.


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  2. telewizja nc plus December 9, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Sorry this took so long to get back to you…been down w/the flu last week. I honestly haven’t tried printing it off yet. Still deciding on whether to purchase an E tablet for my book pdf’s or whether to invest in a more economical printer to print off and bind my own books.

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