I was so excited today when I looked in my work mailbox and found an envelope from Deborah Diesen. She wrote one of my favorite new children’s books: The Pout Pout Fish. This great read aloud follows a doleful fish who spreads his “dreary wearies” throughout the sea, but is eventually cheered by an unexpected friend. Author Diesen was kind enough to send me a stack of signed bookmarks featuring our sad fish friend. Come by the children’s area of the North Branch Library and pick one up before they’re gone and check out a copy of The Pout Pout Fish while you’re here!