The Pout-Pout Fish is an English original, written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Dan Hanna. This book was named one of the 2008 Top Ten Children's Books by Time magazine, and is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This is the Chinese translated version.
This is one of the storybooks recommended for supplementary reading by Ministry of Education, Chinese Department (Singapore) for lower Primary level.
This adorable book tells of a fish who always carry a pout, making him look sad and glum. His friends try to tell him to smile but to no avail. One day, a beautiful kissing fish comes along and plants a kiss on his pout, and that changes his destiny. He realises that he can be happy if he chooses to.
This book comes with really attractive and colourful illustration. Even for children who aren't able to read yet, they will be captivated by the lovely pictures, flipping from page to page. This book can be used to teach our kids that our attitude are important. People likes to be greeted by someone with a positive attiude, and our perception of ourselves can make a huge difference to how we are perceived by others.
This book is in hard cover. Simplified chinese. There are no hanyu pinyin. For reading to the child, this book may suit children of 5 years old and above. For self read, we would recommend this book for children above 8.