Join us for a fun reading and signing with children's book author Deborah Diesen featuring her new book, THE NOT VERY MERRY POUT POUT FISH.

A gift should be 'big,'
And a gift should be 'bright.'
And a gift should be 'perfect'-
Guaranteed to bring delight.
And a gift should have 'meaning'
Plus a bit of bling-'zing,'
So I'll shop till I drop
For each just-right thing.

Will Mr. Fish find perfect gifts for everyone on his list? Will he finish his shopping in time?

Swim along with Mr. Fish on his holiday shopping quest. He might just discover that the best gifts of all come straight from the heart.

Deborah Diesen currently works for a nonprofit organization and has also worked as a librarian and a bookseller. She lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Find out more at






Event date: 

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374355494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 8th, 2015

The star of the New York Times bestselling The Pout-Pout Fish is back in a holiday-themed original picture book.

Ho ho ho! Time to turn that frowny pout into a cheery shout! 

Mr. Fish is trying to find the perfect presents for his friends, but he just isn't having any luck. He's so busy shopping for everyone that he almost forgets the true meaning of the holidays—surrounding yourself with those you love. 

The Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure #1) Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374360962
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 18th, 2008


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?

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