Search Results: "Dan Hanna"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NOT VERY MERRY POUT-POUT FISH by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Mr. Fish's fans can chase away any holiday 'dreary-wearies' with this latest entry in the series, though it's more likely to be adults who face the holiday shopping quandary than children. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The perennially popular pout-pout fish is back with a new problem: how to find perfect gifts for all his friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISS, KISS, POUT-POUT FISH by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"If the point is to help children understand and accept their feelings, this effort is a failure. If the point is to sell Pout-Pout product, it might succeed. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Pout-Pout Fish brand expands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMILE, POUT-POUT FISH by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An upbeat early book on feelings with a simple storyline that little ones will respond to. (Board book. 1-3)"
This simplified version of Diesen and Hanna's The Pout-Pout Fish (2008) is appropriate for babies and toddlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POUT-POUT FISH GOES TO SCHOOL by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Diesen tackles a worry not often found in back-to-school books; young Mr. Fish will ease children's fears about what will be expected of them. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This look back at when Mr. Fish was young and starting school for the first time focuses on belonging. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICK OR TREAT, POUT-POUT FISH by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Another branded entry that offers little beyond the minimum requirements. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Pout-Pout Fish brand expands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POUT-POUT FISH  by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2008

"Hanna's cartoonish undersea world swims with hilarious bug-eyed creatures that ooze personality. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pout-pout fish, painted a suitable blue, is so named for his perpetual gloom: "I'm a pout-pout fish / With a pout-pout face, / So I spread the dreary-wearies / All over the place." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POUT-POUT FISH IN THE BIG-BIG DARK by Deborah Diesen
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"An entertaining read-aloud and a nice lighthearted vehicle for dealing with fear. (Picture book. 3-6)"
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. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POUT-POUT FISH UNDERSEA ALPHABET by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Let this one swim on by. There are plenty more (and better!) ocean-themed alphabet books in the sea. (Board book. 1-3)"
From angelfish to zebrafish, the creators of the Pout-Pout Fish bring readers a touch-and-feel alphabet exploration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POUT-POUT FISH, FAR, FAR FROM HOME by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Fans will love it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Curious Mr. Fish learns a lot on a vacation adventure, especially about life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POUT-POUT FISH AND THE BULLY-BULLY SHARK  by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Enjoy the playground scenes, but read another book for a better bullying message. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Fish and his friends find their spines (well, maybe not the octopus or the squid…) when dealing with a shark. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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