Back to School Review-The Pout Pout Fish

The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School, Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna

Amanda and Babycakes

Published June 24th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Younger Readers

Hardcover, 32 pages

Source: Purchased for First Day of School!


If you have a little one and you don’t know Mr. Fish then get yourself to the book store!  We love The Pout Pout Fish so much at my house.  The story is sweet, the illustrations make us laugh and I love any book that gives me chances to smooch my daughter’s cheeks while reading.  

The Pout Pout Fish Goes to School arrived just in time on my daughter’s first day of school.  We had sit down and read it immediately and then read it again at bedtime.  This book totally lives up to the first two stories about Mr. Fish! Poor Mr. Fish has been dropped off at school for the very first time and becomes lost on his way to his classroom.  He becomes overwhelmed when he can’t write his name, draw a rhombus or start doing math and is ready to swim on home.  I loved Mr. Fish’s teacher and her easy message about learning and not giving up.  The pictures cracked me up as always, they’re bright and cheerful and just silly enough. Babycakes also points out the funny details and is “reading” along with me.  The rhyming makes this fun to read and easy for her to remember which is perfect.

We’re going to be reading this a lot over the school year and I definitely think you should check it out if you’ve just brought little kids to school!

5 stars!

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