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The Resource The pout-pout fish in the big-big dark, Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna

The pout-pout fish in the big-big dark, Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna

Label
The pout-pout fish in the big-big dark
Title
The pout-pout fish in the big-big dark
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mr. Fish feels nervous venturing deep in the sea to look for Ms. Clam's lost pearl until Miss Shimmer helps him conquer his fear of the dark
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Character
Review
  • Preschool-Kindergarten When Ms. Clam loses her pearl from an epic yawn, Mr. Fish offers to fetch it from the sea floor. As he swims deeper and deeper, he begins to get tremulous—though he knows he is fast and strong and smart, he is afraid of the dark. At last, when the inky depths are more than he can stand, Mr. Lantern shines a light, and together the friends rescue the pearl. Kids listening to the rhythmic text will have plenty to look at, with cartoony fish engaged in all manner of visual jokes. This cheerful book may also help them learn something about conquering their fear of the dark. -- Chipman, Ian (Reviewed 08-01-2010) (Booklist, vol 106, number 22)
  • PreS-Gr 1 — Mr. Fish goes on an undersea adventure to reclaim Ms. Clam's lost pearl. Repeating his mantra, "I'm FAST as a sailfish,/I'm STRONG as a shark,/I'm SMART as a dolphin," he nervously admits, "But I'm SCARED OF THE DARK!" As he ventures through deeper and darker waters, his resolution falters: "I know I made a promise,/But this fish is headin' back!" With the help of Miss Shimmer and Mr. Lantern, he not only conquers his fears, but also finds the missing pearl. The playful, rhyming verse is well matched with Hanna's funny cartoon illustrations. The whimsical sea creatures include a puffer fish reading Diesen's The Pout-Pout Fish (Farrar, 2008). A buoyant tale.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada --Linda Ludke (Reviewed September 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 9, p122)
  • 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.) --Staff (Reviewed July 19, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 28, p)
  • Mr. Fish heroically offers to find Ms. Clam's lost pearl, and as he ventures forth, gentle suspense ensues when he finds himself heading for deeper and darker waters. Young readers will enjoy the energetic and detailed cartoon-like illustrations of this friendly-yet-mysterious underwater world (the scenes deep in the ocean trench are particularly effective), while the rollicking, rhythmic text will have readers diving in with Mr. Fish as he repeatedly admits, "I'm FAST as a sailfish, I'm STRONG as a shark, I'm SMART as dolphin...But I'm scared of the dark." Fans of The Pout-Pout Fish (2008) will find just as much to love here, and any youngster who has been afraid of the dark will identify with Mr. Fish's struggle. Luckily, our hero has dedicated friends who help him deal with his anxiety, continue on his quest and keep his promise to Ms. Clam. The final notes of friendship and bravery will resonate with young readers. An entertaining read-aloud and a nice lighthearted vehicle for dealing with fear. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2010)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
368678
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diesen, Deborah
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.D565
LC item number
Pq 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hanna, Dan
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True
Series statement
Pout-pout fish adventures
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Fishes
  • Marine animals
  • Fear of the dark
  • Lost and found possessions
  • Fishes
  • Marine animals
  • Fear of the dark
  • Lost articles
  • Fishes
  • Marine animals
  • Fear of the dark
  • Lost and found possessions
  • Fear of the dark
  • Fishes
  • Lost articles
  • Marine animals
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The pout-pout fish in the big-big dark, Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780374307981
Lccn
2009013601
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)319063911
Label
The pout-pout fish in the big-big dark, Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna
Publication
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780374307981
Lccn
2009013601
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)319063911

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