Children’s Book Author Encourages Our Youngest

As I mentioned last week our youngest and I had a great time reading The Pout-Pout Fish. It was an evening filled with lots of silliness and laughter. We had such a great time and I liked the book so much I wrote a blog post about our fun and included a few ideas regarding educational connections that could be made with the story, rhymes, etc. Less than 3 hours after my blog entry posted I received the following message on Twitter from the book’s author, Deborah Diesen.

It would be an understatement to say that our youngest was excited to have received a message from the book’s author. The reaction was so strong that I felt compelled to tweet the following reply to Deborah.

Needless to say, we since have read The Pout-Pout Fish many more times, we have enjoyed Pout-Pout Fish-inspired videos, a full-scale search is underway to get access to Deborah’s other children’s books, and our youngest has a renewed interest in reading and writing.

Many, many thanks, Deborah!

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Clif Mims is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, cancer warrior, and fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.

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  1. Clif, the thanks go to you and your youngest! When I do storytimes or school visits, I always tell the kids that it’s not enough for a book to have an author and an illustrator: For a book to TRULY come to life, it needs to have someone to read it and enjoy it. The two of you together have done just that, and I am very grateful. It’s a happy privilege to be a part of young peoples’ lives through my books.

    May your emerging writer keep on reading and writing and sharing the joy of books. A book a day keeps the pout-pouts away!

    Best Fishes,

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