The Pout Pout Fish- Audio Children's Book Review

The Pout Pout Fish
By Deborah Diesen
Published by Macmillian Audio
Published on April 24, 2012
Source: From Publisher for review

Summary taken from Goodreads:

Deep in the water,Mr. Fish swims aboutWith his fish face stuckIn a permanent pout.
Can his pals cheer him up?Will his pout ever end?Is there something he can learnFrom an unexpected friend?
Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in this fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.

The Pout-Pout Fish is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Pout Pout fish is an adorable picture book for young readers.  It tells the story of a sad fish who only knows how to pout.  He learns from another underwater friend that there are more choices for him in life than pouting and he becomes a kissing fish.  The pictures in this story are bright and friendly.  The words have a musical quality to them, making them an enjoyable read, and fun for small children to listen to.

The audio cd has two tracks- first with a male audio reader, reading the story straight through.  The book is set to a background of "beach" music.  The pacing is excellent- giving ample time for little fingers to turn the pages without getting too far ahead or behind.  The reader has an excellent voice, combining silly voices without letting the diction of the reader suffer.  The second track is the same as the first, only with bubble sound effects to allow the young reader to turn pages on his/ her own. This was an excellent introduction into Macmillan's Children's Listening Library and I look forward to reading and listening to more with my son. 

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