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Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2021
Original Pout Pout Fish is 10-mo-old grandson's favorite; he will ask for it by name-- Pow-Pow!. Independently of him, it is Mom, Dad, and Grannie's favorite for the stellar poetry and sheer fun of reading it.
This "Can't Sleep Blues" immediately gives a negative impression. The rhythms are severely strained and do not roll off the tongue joyfully; in fact they are eminently trip-over-able. The illustrations, while full of clever devices, appear to have been phoned in via a dial-up modem.
I'm a disappointed Grannie with a disappointed face,
And I spread this sad review all over the place!