Sunday, November 20, 2016

Why are some Pout-Pout Fish stories longer than others?

I thought it might be helpful to provide an overview of the three kinds of Pout-Pout Fish books, since each kind differs from the others in length and format.

The three kinds are:  1) full-length adventure stories; 2) mini-adventures; and 3) novelty items.

There are currently four full-length adventure stories:  The Pout-Pout Fish; The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark; The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School; and The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish. Each of these books is a picture book story meant for toddlers, preschoolers, early elementary, and beyond, and are each about 500 or 600 words long.  They come in a hardcover format (approximately 10" x 10", with hard covers and paper pages); two of them (the original and the Big-Big Dark) also come in board book format (about 6.5" x 6.5", with thick board pages).  The board book versions of these stories are not shortened or abridged from the hard cover.

The mini-adventures are much shorter and simpler than the full-length adventure stories.  There are currently four of them:  Smile, Pout-Pout Fish; Sweet Dreams, Pout-Pout Fish; Kiss, Kiss, Pout-Pout Fish; and Trick or Treat, Pout-Pout Fish.  They're twelve pages long with just a few words per page - no more than around 50 words total.  They come in board book format -- they're the same size as the full-length adventure board books, but much thinner due to fewer pages.

The novelty items are a variety of activity books, including a lift-the-flap book, an alphabet and numbers workbook, a sticker book, and a touch-and-feel book.  Word length and format varies.

For more information about the various books, please visit my web page, or email me.

Thank you for your interest in The Pout-Pout Fish series!!


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