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The Pout-Pout Fish and the Can't-Sleep Blues
By (author): Deborah Diesen Illustrated by: Dan Hanna
Deborah Diesen ,

Illustrated by :

Dan Hanna


Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



Product Form:


Form detail:

Dust jacket
Hardcover , Dust jacket


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 6
Aug 28, 2018
Print Run: 100000
$23.50 CAD


10.35in x 10.32 x 0.4 in | 440 gr

Page Count:

32 pages
Farrar Straus & Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Mr. Fish can't fall asleep in this new jacketed hardcover addition to Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna's New York Times?bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series.

One night in the ocean, the Pout-Pout Fish can't get to sleep! He's all ready for bed, but he just can't catch a snooze. When he asks his friends for advice, they're all sure they know what he should do?count sheep, use a pillow made of rocks, swim in circles?but nothing works. What to do when good advice isn't good for everyone? Little guppies will love The Pout-Pout Fish and the Can't-Sleep Blues, a bedtime story about learning from experience and doing what's best for you!

Deborah Diesen is the author of the New York Times bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series. She currently works for a nonprofit organization and has also worked as a librarian and a bookseller. She lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan.

Dan Hanna is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series. He has over ten years of experience in the animation industry, and his work has appeared on the Cartoon Network. He lives in Oxnard, California.

The Pout-Pout Fish series : "Younger kids will love the repetition of the verses in this tale of a pout-pout fish." - TIME magazine, from its Top 10 Childrens' Books of 2008 List "Winning artwork . . . Hanna's cartoonish undersea world swims with hilarious bug-eyed creatures that ooze personality." - Kirkus Reviews "Appealing. . . . The cartoon illustrations of undersea life are bright and clean and the protagonist's exaggerated expressions are entertaining." - School Library Journal "Fans of this series will appreciate Diesen's rhythmic-and ultimately reassuring-text, and Hanna's sunny illustrations contain many clever details." - Booklist

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