Children's Book Review: The Pout-Pout Fish series by Deborah Diesen


Deep in the water,Mr. Fish swims about
With his fish face stuckIn 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.

My two-year old, Kaitlyn, is a HUGE reader.  I love that she loves reading as much as I do!  We recently discovered the Pout-Pout fish books and we are having so much fun with this series.  The Pout-Pout Fish was an instant favorite of ours.  The text has a great rhyming cadence to it, and these books are just plain fun to read!  I've already given these books as a gift twice, since we discovered them at Christmas. 

We've read The Pout-Pout Fish so many times that Kaitlyn can quote some of the text right along with me.  Besides the fun text and beautiful illustrations, these books have great messages.  The Pout-Pout Fish is all about learning how to accept love and to be happy.  The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark is a longer story, available only in hardcover (not as a board book) and it focuses on overcoming a fear of the dark.  Both books feature Mr. Fish, and his gang of friends who come to his aid in times of need.  

There's nothing that could make these books better, and if you have young children, I highly recommend The Pout-Pout Fish series.  It's impossible not to smile while reading these fun, imaginative, sweet stories!  The next book in the series, The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School, comes out in June.  I've pre-ordered it and expect it to be just as much fun as its predecessors!  

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