...OUT JUNE 24...
I hope you all know the joy that is THE POUT POUT FISH! My students love these books!!!! Several years ago Debbie Diesen, the author of The Pout Pout Fish, commented on my blog after I had used her book as inspiration for a lesson. I so appreciated her taking the time to comment....love that she has that kind of connection with her audience!! Well, I contacted her to see if she would want to be part of Mr. E Asks 3....and she shared that The Pout Pout Fish had another adventure about to take place!! The Pout Pout Fish Goes to School!!! I love this...because my oldest daughter will be going to kindergarten this fall, and I can see her connecting with this story!!! Ok..enough of me going on and on....
I HOPE YOU ENJOY MR. E ASKS 3: Debbie Diesen!!!
(OH...and read all the way to the bottom of the post for something extra fun!)
Do you have a favorite place to "create" your stories?
If so where is it & why?
Ideally, I love to be outside when I’m writing, though that’s not always
practical here in Michigan. But regardless of where I am, I prefer to have
a pen or pencil in hand when I’m writing. I do use the computer later,
after I have a complete first draft, but pretty much everything I write
starts out handwritten. Having a pen in my hand helps me tap into the
writing part of my mind.
Were you involved in the arts as a child/teenager?
I loved to write when I was young, and I was very lucky to have parents,
teachers, and school librarians who encouraged me in my writing. I was
pretty shy and timid back then (something I haven’t yet entirely outgrown!),
but the encouragement I received in those early years gave me confidence in
myself as a writer, then and now. I am very grateful!
When you first wrote the Pout Pout Fish,
did you know his story was going to continue?
When I first wrote the story, I didn’t know Mr. Fish would have more
adventures. And in fact, I didn’t even know he’d ever see Miss Shimmer
again! At the time, I imagined the life-changing kiss of the first book to
be a Random Act of Smoochiness. But after Dan Hanna’s delightful art
brought Mr. Fish and his friends to life, it became clear that Mr. Fish had
more stories to tell. It has been a joy beyond measure to create and share
those stories with children!
AUTHOR SITE- http://deborahdiesen.com/index.htm
HERE IS DEBBIE'S BLOG - http://jumpingthecandlestick.blogspot.com/
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