The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark by Deborah Diesen
  

The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark

Written by Deborah Diesen
Illustrated by
Part of the Pout Pout Fish Series

Synopsis

The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark by Deborah Diesen

Mr. Fish wants to help his friend Ms. Clam when she loses her pearl, but though he's fast as a sailfish, as smart as a dolphin, and as strong as a shark, Mr. Fish has a secret: he's scared of the dark! Very young children will swim along with Mr. Fish as he journeys deep into the ocean to new and mysterious places. They will discover, as Mr. Fish does, the power of friendship to light the way through the big-big dark.

Reviews

The playful, rhyming verse is well matched with Hanna's funny cartoon illustrations. -- School Library Journal

With colorful seascapes and bright-eyed ocean characters, Hanna gives this spirited tale light doses of humor ('Rest stop!

's lure), as Diesen delivers a gentle moral: 'The ocean is wide, / And the ocean is deep, / But friends help friends--/ That's a promise we keep.'. - Publishers Weekly

An entertaining read-aloud and a nice lighthearted vehicle for dealing with fear. - Kirkus Reviews'

About the Author

Deborah Diesen is the New York Times bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish, named by Time magazine as one of the Ten Best Children's Books of 2008. She has worked as a bookseller and a librarian, and now works for a small nonprofit organization. She lives with her family in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Dan Hanna has over ten years' experience in the animation industry, and his work has appeared on the Cartoon Network. He lives in Oxnard, California.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
34 pages

Author

Deborah Diesen
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Publisher

Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc

Publication date

13th July 2015

ISBN

9780374301897


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