Learn more about the The Pout-Pout Fish, the 2009 Michigan Reads!

Deborah DiesenDeborah Diesen grew up in Midland, Michigan and developed an interest in writing early on. A librarian currently working as a financial manager for a small non-profit, her true joy comes from writing for children. Diesen and her family live in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Her books continue to be popular and important for children's literacy.

Dan Hanna has over 10 years of experience in the animation industry. His work has appeared on BBC America and The Cartoon Network. For the last few years he has been a writer/illustrator extraordinaire of picture books.