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The Not Very merry Pout-Pout Fish

The Not Very merry Pout-Pout Fish
by  Deborah Diesen(Author), Dan hanna(Illustrator)

Search for the Perfect Gift!



Mr. Fish is back in this new installment in the beloved “Pout Pout Fish” series of books. This time he is faced with a new dilemma. Mr Fish needs to find the “PERFECT” gift for all his friends. And he has a good idea of what a perfect gift looks like. In his own words:


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!

Mr Fish is ready to shop till he drops! He goes to the first store and finds many shiny things… too many things! How is poor Mr. Fish to decide?

Pout Pout Fish Christmas Inside

Its a busy shopping season. Fishes and sea creatures all around are in a tizzy crowd looking for the seasons best “thing”. Unfortunately for Mr. Fish, they are all SOLD OUT!!!

Poor Mr Fish is busy going from shop to shop. Soon its too late and stores are all closed or sold out. Whatever is Mr Fish going to do now??

In yet another fabulously silly and fun rhyme, author Deborah Diesen and illustrator Dan Hanna, give us a heart warming tale of Mr Fish’s deary weary woes and how one special friend lends a helping hand to find the TRUE meaning of Christmas cheer and giving.

A wonderful read aloud (once again), “The Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish” comes to us at the right time reminding us about the true holiday spirit!

A BIG Thank You to MacmillanChildren’s Publishing group for hosting a GIVEAWAY of a copy of “The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish”!!!

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FTC DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publishers for an honest opinion. I have NOT received any compensation for this review. All reviews and opinions are entirely my own!

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Kid Lit Giveaway Hop Holiday Extravaganza

Kid Lit Giveaway Hop Holiday Extravaganza

Happy Holidays! Wishing everyone a Wonderful New Year!

StackingBooks blog is celebrating this Christmas and our First Year Anniversary with an AWESOME Giveaway. As a BIG Thank you to all our readers and followers, we are giving away ONE copy of Jan Brett’s Snowy Treasury, a collection of beautifully illustrated winter tales. A winner will be randomly chosen by the Rafflecopter giveaway (Link below) and the book will be shipped to all countries served through

Our Giveaway is also a part of the Kid Lit Holiday Extravaganza hosted by Renee from MotherDaughterBook Reviews and Katie from Youth Literature Reviews. Do take a moment to see all our Holiday Giveaway participants on the host’s websites. (link below)

Jan Brett’s Snowy Treasury

by Jan Brett (Author, Illustrator)

Jan Brett's Snowy Treasury

A Perfect Gift!

 This book is a collection of four wonderful books by Jan Brett. Stunning borders, beautiful details and heartwarming stories for winter reading. This book is a perfect gift for the season. This book has all the memorable characters and stories perfect for read aloud as well for quiet bedtime or fireside reading.

Gingerbread Baby:

A family classic, this version of the timeless Gingerbread Man story, is perfect for young readers. Set is the beautiful snowy landscape of Switzerland, this story takes you through the Swiss countryside as the Gingerbread baby escapes Matti’s kitchen and the encounters from other animals. The “spin” in this wonderful story is that Matti “knows” the fateful ending of the traditional tale. Will he be able to “rescue” the little baby in time?? Wink

Jan Brett Gingerbread Baby

Jan Brett Gingerbread Baby inside

 The Mitten:

This is a wonderful story set in Ukraine. A boy named Nicki wants his grandmother to knit snow white mittens for him. Grandma warns him that “white” was not the right choice of colors for mittens during winter time! But Nicki is insistent. Alas, as suspected Nicki manages to loose his mittens in the snow. What happens next is a surprising delightful tale involving a refugee  mole, rabbit, hedgehog!, owl, badger and a FOX! But wait! there is more.. turns out that a  BEAR comes sniffing and finds the mitten too! A perfect tale for a frosty night by the fireside!

Jan Britt The Mitten cover

Jan BRett The Mitten

 The Hat:

Curiosity gets the best of this little hedgehog called “Hedgie”. Lisa’s red and white stocking blows off the clothesline one day and Hedgie find its. He sticks his nose inside to discover that he is now STUCK! All the nearby farm animals gather around to see  whats going on. Hedgie tries to hide his despair by pretending how he actually likes being stuck inside Smile. How will poor Hedgie make his way out of this “situation”?? Wonderfully illustrated, this story is set in the Denmark.

Jan Brett The Hat cover

Jan Brett The Hat inside

The Three Snow Bears:

Aloo-ki, an Inuit girl, lives in the Arctic snow-lands. One day she glances up from his fishing and sees that her sled dogs are floating away on a ice floe.  She races off to look for them and ends up at an igloo. Curious, Aloo-ki peeks inside to find… Sounds familiar?Smile A polar bear family, a curious girl and a cozy igloo is a setting for Jan Brett’s Three Snow Bears story. Readers will fall in love with this spin on the traditional Goldilocks tale set in the Arctic woods.

Jan Brett Three Snow Bears

Jan Brett Three Snow Bears Inside

Win this Fantastic collection of stories by entering the GIVEAWAY below

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