The Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen, pictures by Dan Hanna
This wonderful book somehow escaped my attention until it was mentioned by a customer as her child’s favorite book. We love to hear your recommendations! The pout-pout fish says “I’m a pout-pout fish with a pout-pout face, so I spread the dreary-wearies all over the place.” All the sea creatures make suggestions to try to bring him out of his misery, but it’s not until a beautiful female fish plants a big smooch right on his lips that the pout-pout fish figures out how to be happy. The rhyming text is fun to read, and the comical illustrations are very expressive.
The Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen, Farrar Straus Giroux, $16.00; ages 2 and up