The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark

Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-374-30798-1
In this sequel to The Pout-Pout Fish, Mr. Fish promises Ms. Clam that he will retrieve her lost pearl, but as he swims closer to the dark sea bottom, "his heart flit-fluttered." With Miss Shimmer's help, however, he may find the pearl—and his inner courage. With colorful seascapes and bright-eyed ocean characters, Hanna gives this spirited tale light doses of humor ("Rest stop!" reads a neon sign on an anglerfish's lure), as Diesen delivers a gentle moral: "The ocean is wide,/ And the ocean is deep,/ But friends help friends—/ That's a promise we keep." Ages 2–5. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 07/19/2010
Release date: 08/01/2010
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Board Books - 32 pages - 978-0-374-30189-7
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Ebook - 32 pages - 978-1-4668-1455-4
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