Deborah Diesen Creates Rhymes about Unhappy Aquatic Creatures


As we look ahead to spring, MRA is moving its annual conference online during the weekend of March 12 to 14, 2021. One of our featured speakers is children’s picture book author and poet Deborah Diesen.

Register here via the Whova platform.

Deborah Diesen is the author of many children’s picture book titles, including the NYT-bestselling The Pout-Pout Fish. Mr. Fish has many other adventures, including full-length picture books Goes to School, Far, Far from Home, Can’t Sleep Blues, and Cleans Up the Ocean.

Other picture book titles include Catch a Kiss, Bloom and the recent much-lauded Equality’s Call.

She loves playing with words and rhymes and rhythms. She has worked as a bookseller, a bookkeeper, and a reference librarian. She and her family live in Michigan.

Check out her website.

The Michigan Reading Association welcomes all members — those who are new as well as whose memberships may have lapsed — to promote literacy by renewing your membership. To update your membership for the low price of $35, click here .

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