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About Deborah Diesen
I'm the author of the Pout-Pout Fish book series, illustrated by Dan Hanna. I'm also the author of Equality's Call (2020), illustrated by Magdalena Mora, a children's picture book about the history of U.S. voting rights.
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The first book in the New York Times bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series from Deborah Diesen and illustrator Dan Hanna!
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 this fun fish story that's sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.
The Pout-Pout Fish is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
The funny follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Pout-Pout Fish from Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna
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 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.
Will Mr. Fish find perfect gifts for everyone on his list? Will he finish his shopping in time?
"A gift should be big,
And a gift should be bright.
And a gift should be perfect--
Guaranteed to bring delight.
And a gift should have meaning
Plus a bit of bling-zing,
So I'll shop till I drop
For each just-right thing!"
Swim along with Mr. Fish on his holiday shopping quest in The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish. He might just discover that the best gifts of all come straight from the heart.
Turn little pouts into big smiles!
Mr. Fish is nervously awaiting his first day of school, and he frets about not knowing how to write his name, how to draw shapes, and how to do math—until he's reassured that school is the perfect place to learn how to master all of these new skills, in Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School from Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna.
A short and sweet mini-adventure especially created to introduce the youngest guppies to the popular Pout-Pout Fish
Feeling sleepy? It's time for bed! Toddlers will love swimming along with the Pout-Pout Fish as he turns little frowns into sleepy smiles.
Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna's best-selling Pout-Pout Fish comes flippering and swishing into the hearts and minds of very young children with this compact and fun new tale sure to delight the sleepiest of guppies.
Mr. Fish and all his friends
Love to play down at the park.
But that ends when they’re bullied
By a misbehaving shark!
Mr. Fish wants to help.
He knows bullying is wrong!
But he’s just one fish—
Is he really that strong?
In The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark, the New York Times–bestselling Pout-Pout Fish teaches a bully shark about kindness and being a friend in this original picture book. Swim along as he discovers the strength of his community, and the power of his own voice.
A right isn’t right
till it’s granted to all…
The founders of the United States declared that consent of the governed was a key part of their plan for the new nation. But for many years, only white men of means were allowed to vote. This unflinching and inspiring history of voting rights looks back at the activists who answered equality’s call, working tirelessly to secure the right for all to vote, and it also looks forward to the future and the work that still needs to be done.
An exciting new adventure starring the New York Times-Bestselling Pout-Pout Fish!
Mr. Fish has prepped and packed,
And he’s made big plans to roam.
He’s ready for adventure
On his trip away from home!
But sometimes trips have detours
And not everything goes right.
Without his favorite toy,
Can he fall asleep at night?
Swim along with Mr. Fish as he explores new places and meets new friends in THE POUT-POUT FISH, FAR, FAR FROM HOME. He might just learn that a few bumps along the way are all part of the journey. Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna are back with everyone's favorite grumpy fish, to show that love doesn’t have to be packed, it travels with you always.
The star of the New York Times bestselling series is back, celebrating the Christmas season in Pout-Pout Fish: Christmas Spirit from Deborah Diesen and illustrator Dan Hanna.
Mr. Fish can't find his Christmas spirit! How can he get it back? Can his friends help him recover it?
The New York Times-bestselling children's book series returns with The Pout-Pout Fish and the Mad, Mad Day.
The Pout-Pout Fish's morning has been maddening and rough. Disappointments and frustrations—Mr. Fish has had enough! It's been one thing, then another, then another stacked on top. He's mad and getting madder. Is there any way to stop?
Swim along with Mr. Fish as he faces his anger and gains new understandings. With a little help from his friends, he might just discover the healing power of words and self-compassion.
A short and sweet mini-adventure especially created to introduce the youngest guppies to the New York Times-Bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series.
Hippity-hoppity, the pout-pout bunny is on his way! Toddlers will love swimming along with the pout-pout fish this Easter as he turns little pouts into big smiles.
With just one line of text per page, this simple, 12-page board book will send Debbie Diesen and Dan Hanna's much-loved Pout-Pout Fish flippering and swishing into the hearts and minds of the youngest guppies.