Did you know fish can have feelings? Fish can be happy, sad, or afraid of the dark, just like you and me. The fish I speak of are fictional, of course. It’s funny because only in the literary world could a child and a fish possibly have something in common. Last week during Adventures in Reading with Mrs. Houston, first and second grade students listened to the story, “The Pout – Pout Fish in the Big- Big Dark” written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Dan Hanna. Students discussed how they could relate to Mr. Fish with one another and then created their own Pout-Pout fish. They wrote about times when they pout, but also times that they smile. The students’ most favorite reason to pout: not getting to do something at home! We had such a great adventure in reading!