Author Deborah Diesen Comes to Manchester

the pout-pout fishMichigan author Deborah Diesen will be at Manchester District Library on Tuesday, Oct. 6 to read her book The Pout-Pout Fish and present a special program for preschoolers (ages 3-5).

The Pout-Pout Fish introduces a fish with a pouty mouth and a gloomy attitude. His ocean-dwelling friends try to cheer him, but he resists their efforts, claiming “I’m a pout-pout fish/With a pout-pout face/So I spread the dreary-wearies/All over the place.” Eventually, one special friend helps the Pout-Pout Fish turn his “dreary wearies” into “cheery-cheeries.” A Time Magazine’s Top 10 Children’s Books of 2008, the book’s “…winning artwork…oozes personality” (Kirkus Reviews). The Pout-Pout Fish was selected for the 2009 Michigan Reads! One State, One Children’s Book program.

Ready to read The Pout-Pout Fish? Check out a copy from the library!

The program begins at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required. You may bring your own copy of the book to be signed, if you like. For more information, contact Heather Sturm (hsturm [at], or call the library at 734-428-8045.


About Heather Sturm

Director at Manchester District Library
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