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The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) Board book – Picture Book, May 8, 2018
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An unabridged board book edition of a Pout-Pout Fish favorite! The New York Times–bestselling Pout-Pout Fish returns for the first day of school.
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.
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“Diesen tackles a worry not often found in back-to-school books; young Mr. Fish will ease children's fears about what will be expected of them.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of this series will appreciate Diesen's rhythmic - and ultimately reassuring - text, and Hanna's sunny illustrations contain many clever details.” ―Booklist
About the Author
Dan Hanna has over ten years’ experience in the animation industry, and his work has appeared on BBC America and the Cartoon Network. He lives in Camarillo, California.
- Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); Illustrated edition (May 8, 2018)
- Language : English
- Board book : 34 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0374308527
- ISBN-13 : 978-0374308520
- Reading age : Baby - 4 years
- Lexile measure : AD560L
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.41 x 0.95 x 6.55 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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NO WHERE in the book does pout pout fish say "he's stupid"
He says "I am not smart", "I'll never get it", "I don't belong" "I should forget it"
Upon entering his first day of school, he gets lost and doesn't know where to go. Peering in shyly to other classrooms, he feel he doesn't belong because everyone is working on projects/activities that are way above his level.
His teacher finds him as he's about to give up. She corrects his negative thoughts/feelings and affirms he doesn't have to know what he hasn't learned yet.
As a mother to a four year old it's easy to see my son getting frustrated, wanting to give up. However, channeling the emotions, correction/ affirming is part of helping him realize, he can do hard things.
At the end of the story the entire class looks back fondly on the message of positive self talk and realizing they were able to accomplish what they put their mind to, once they learned it.
Maybe a little deep of a review for a children's book. However, I felt the need to steer the message of what I think the book was trying to convey. Humans get frustrated, turned around, lost. It opened up conversation of daily frustrations and working through road blocks my kid faces every day. Get the book. It's pout pout fish.
By Aissa Keys on June 17, 2019
By amazonuser23537 on August 29, 2018
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The condition of the book is fine and the delivery too. I just don’t like the content.
My granddaughter who started kindergarten last September is in love with this book.
She even brought it for show and tell and the kids loved it.