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The pout-pout fish cleans up the ocean / Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna.

By: Diesen, Deborah.
Contributor(s): Hanna, Dan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Diesen, Debora. Pout-pout fish adventure: ; Pout-pout fish adventure: Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First edition.Description: 30 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 27 x 27 cm.ISBN: 9780374309343 (hardback).Subject(s): Ocean -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories | Marine animals -- Juvenile fiction | Pollution -- Juvenile fiction | Marine pollution -- Juvenile fiction | Environmental protection -- Juvenile fiction | Stories in rhymeDDC classification: [E] Summary: Mr. Fish and an increasing number of sea creatures investigate, then decide how to deal with, a huge mess in the ocean. Includes tips for the reader to help clean up and protect the ocean.
List(s) this item appears in: New Green Reads for Eco Kids
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior Deer Park Library (DIY)
Picture Book D Issued 08/12/2019 IA2045197
Junior Sunshine Library
Picture Book D Issued 18/10/2019 IA2045198
Junior St Albans Library (DIY)
Picture Book D Issued 16/12/2019 IA2045199
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Mr. Fish and an increasing number of sea creatures investigate, then decide how to deal with, a huge mess in the ocean. Includes tips for the reader to help clean up and protect the ocean.

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Horn Book Review

In Mr. Fish's eighth picture-book outing, he discovers "a big...BIG...MESS" in his beloved ocean. The fish community's solution? "They gathered up the garbage / With the help of everyone. / They worked hard to fix and remedy / The damage that they'd done." As always, Diesen supplies tight rhymes; Hanna's visual gags (e.g., one fish wearing discarded snack packaging) lighten the environmental message. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

The pout-pout fish finds more to pout about. In the eighth book in this popular series (not counting holiday miniadventures, board books, and novelty tie-ins), Mr. Fish and his friends discover "a bigBIGMESS" in the ocean. In rhyming stanzas, with an occasional refrain, Diesen tells of the dismal discovery, research, discussion, and consensus: "The problem is / Us!!!" The friends agree to work together to solve it, inviting readers' help. Hanna illustrates with his familiar cartoonish characters, letting his imagination fly with examples of what surrounds these ocean-dwellers as they journey to the trash mountain: straws, cups, and plastic bags; bits of plastic toys; bottles and cans; candy wrappers and pizza boxes; old electronics; broken sandals; tires; an abandoned ukelele; an Earth Day balloon (oh, the irony); six-pack rings; and more. Mr. Seahorse's vehicle belches smelly exhaust; a fish behind him wears a gas mask. Two final spreads show the cooperative cleanup. Mr. Seahorse now rides a bicycle. Humorous details will keep readers coming back to the pictures again and again, but it's not all laughs: There is an entangled turtle, a fish strangling in a six-pack ring, and more than one skeleton. An older audience will certainly get the point; young listeners may need a reminder from the adult reader to understand who really consumes fast food and leaves litter behindthe real "us" that threaten actual marine life. A final page offers suggestions for learning more, taking action, and sharing.Well-meant but distressing. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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