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- 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 Deborah Diesen’s fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.
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“As a positive psychologist I am very impressed with this book’s important message. Often times people spend a life time grumpy or down in the dumps, unaware of who they really are or what their potential is. So imagine a world, where kids learn at two and three that they are in control of their nature and do have a choice as to how to respond! Our world would be so much better off. And that is the way I see this book. The fish has this great realization that the very parts of him that he felt made him dreay and weary, were really the parts that turn him into a kissing fish who could spread cheer everywhere! I hope moms and dads use the insight level of this book to encourage discussion and remind their kids that they can turn any of their traits into good and positive uses! This book is a must for young kids and their parents and should leave all kissing!” By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
“This book with its sing-song rhythm and upbeat ending is arguably my favorite children’s book. It is also tops on my toddler’s list as well. Started reading this to my daughter when she was about 6 months old and she still reads it now at 2. I see this being a good book even into early school years for her. We’ve also picked up some of the author’s off-shoots to this including her holiday book and the fish goes to school. Each have been just as thoughtfully written. Highly recommend this series.” By Natalie K
Author: Deborah Diesen
Kindle price: Hardcover $11.65 Paperback from $5.48 Audible $2.95 Spiral-bound from $62.44 Board book $5.99
Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool and up
Board book: 36 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 6, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 17.6 x 160.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,493 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161 in Books