Sweet Dreams Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

Sweet Dreams, Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

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This is one of the sequels to the original story, The Pout-Pout Fish. I believe there is quite a selection to the “pout-pout” series, but this particular board book is a perfect bedtime story. It is much shorter than the first book with one phrase on each page. But, that’s not necessarily a bad thing for my wiggle-worm of toddler. He loves short and fast reads like this one.

Pout-Pout goes through the typical bedtime routine your own little one does in real life, so there is a strong relatability to the story theme. He brushes his teeth, scrubs his face, gets his favorite toy/stuffed animal, reads a story, listens to a song, tucks into bed, and off to sleep he goes!

The creatures have that unique and familiar look as the same illustrator worked on this book as well as the original. I will say Pout-Pout’s toy is . . . off-putting. It verges on a little on the creepy, alien style. But! The artwork is still appealing to children, so that’s what matters.