The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish



by Deborah Diesen; illustrated by Dan Hanna
Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2015
Available formats: Hardcover (ISBN 978-0374355494) and Board Book (ISBN 978-0-374-30459-1)

Mr. Fish tries to find perfect presents for his friends. He shops till he plops but has nothing to show for it but a yuletide pout! Happily, Miss Shimmer reminds him that the best gifts of all come straight from the heart. With her help and encouragement, Mr. Fish makes handmade presents, and then gathers with his friends. Together, they celebrate peace, joy, and love – what a very merry gift!

Some ideas for easy gifts for kids to make can be found on my Pinterest board.