I was very excited to receive a review copy of The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish. It has quickly become one of our favorite books. The sing-songy rhythm is catchy and it didn’t take long for my little ones to join in on the repetition. The illustrations are detailed and filled with humor. Be sure to take the time to read the labels on the items in the gift shop. Best of all is the message conveyed in this story.
Mr. Fish is searching for the “perfect” gift to give his friends but he realizes that the best gift of all cannot be bought. Miss Shimmer helps Mr. Fish make his gifts from his heart and he is delighted to present the homemade trinkets to his fishy friends. After all..
“His gifts were big,
And his gifts were bright,
And his gifts were perfect–
And they all brought delight!”
Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna have been creating books together since 2008. Be on the lookout for the next books in the series. Kiss-Kiss, Pout-Pout Fish will be out soon, followed by a touch and feel alphabet book, a sticker book, Trick or Treat Pout-Pout Fish and The Pout-Pout Fish, Far, Far From Home released in 2017.