I got an e-mail yesterday from Deborah Diesen, the author of The Pout-Pout Fish, to let me know that her book had made it on the New York Times Bestseller List for Children’s Books this week! Congratulations to her and the Pout-Pout Fish.

As you know, it is one of my favorite “new” books out for children. I originally wrote about it in an article for Parents’ Choice. I will admit it is hard to get away from this book. Often I find myself reciting the catchy stanzas in my head: “I’m a pout-pout fish, with a pout-pout face so I spread the dreary wearies all over the place!” That is of course BEFORE this smug fish gets turned upside down to display his winning smile.

So check this book out at the book store or ask your children’s library to get a copy. You’ll love it.