Summer is the perfect season to read about fish, and The Kohl’s Cares fundraising program makes it easy with its newest featured author: Deborah Diesen, whose books include “The Pout-Pout-Fish” and “The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark.”
Each book is $5, and the department store is also offering plush characters from the story for $5 each as well. A matching tote bag is also $5. The proceeds go to the Kohl’s Cares philanthropic program that raises money for children’s health and education programs.
“The Pout-Pout Fish” is the story of the pout-pout fish learning that being a gloomy fish is not the best way to spend the day. In “The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark,” pout-pout fish overcomes his fear of the dark when he journeys into the deep sea to help his friend Ms. Clam find her lost pearl.
Plush items include Pout-Pout Fish, Mr. Crab and Mr. Eight (an octopus). The tote bag has a scene from the books.
The items are on sale through the end of June. Since the inception of the Kohl’s Cares philanthropic program in 2000, the program has raised more than $231 million for children’s health and education programs in local communities across the country.
“I hope that both the young and young at heart will be grinning from ear-to-ear as they read about the pout-pout fish and his ocean adventures,” said author Diesen in a Kohl’s press release.