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Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best seller.

Deep in the water, Mr. Fish swims about with his fish face stuck in a permanent pout. Can his pals cheer him up? Will his pout ever end? Is there something he can learn from 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. Playful rhymes make this a 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.

©2008 Deborah Diesen (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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Boring narrative...

This is one of our favorite books but the person reading isn't animated enough. We listen to audio books in the car and it doesn't hold their interest.

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Great for Bedtime

Several reviews talk about a boring reader, but I think he is great for a calm, bedtime story. I absolutely love that the story is read twice! Just when I was wishing to have it on repeated a “read-along” version started.

The story is cute and sweet and the person reading says each word clearly.

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Great book but ruined by very boring narrator.

Amazing book but this guy ruins the whole experience. I have heard about 7 different people read this book to my kids and every one of them had more animation than this guy. I could go on but I will leave it at that. Very disappointing for such a great story.

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Gllllluuuubbbbb

My 4yr loves the Pout-Pout fish!!! We listen and read along ever night. Its helping her learn to read.

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Not a lot of character difference

The reading is a little rough. Not clear enunciation and the character voices don’t differentiate much.

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Great STory! An everday favorite and fun story!

i love this book. i downloaded because sometimes don't have the book on hand and my twins love it.
I do want to add that I wish their were more choices for narrators.
i think that would be a great option.

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Very Cute!!!

Perfect for 3 to 5!!
Excellent rhyme scheme and a perfect narrator for this sweet children's
book!!!! Recommended to any family with eager young listeners!!!

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Grandkids love this story.

Grandkids love this story: love the story, the pictures and the narration. They giggle with every bluuuub.