So, it's Black Friday and you have a list of children to buy holiday gifts for. What should you buy? Books, of course! A book is one of the most valuable gifts you can give a child. Reading encourages creativity. It stimulates the imagination by
I want to share the great news about The Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen, busting onto the New York Times Best Sellers list. There will certainly be no more pouting for Mr. Fish! In case you missed it, I recently did an interview with Deborah
Recently, I posted a book review of The Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen, and now here comes the fun part … an exclusive interview with the lovely author. The extra insight into the world of Mr. Fish makes me adore the story even more. And wait until you read the description of her next book to be published, it sounds hilarious – but you’ll have to read the interview to find out more …
Bianca: The Pout-Pout Fish is such a fun book, what was the inspiration behind it?
Debbie: The story grew out of an actual pout! My elder son, who was about four at the time, was having a grouchy afternoon. I was trying to tease him out of his grumpy mood, so I made an exaggerated pouty face. He smiled and then pouted right back, and as we pouted back and forth, it struck me that the two of us looked like fish. I started writing The Pout-Pout Fish that same day.
The Pout-Pout Fish (A New York Times Best Seller)
by Deborah Diesen (Author), Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-6
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (March 18, 2008)
The Pout-Pout fish is a very 'glum' fellow with a well illustrated pout. Many of his