The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish is on a 3.6 AR level. Mr. Fish is a beloved character for many children and he surely doesn't disappoint his readers in this story. Mr. Fish needs to get gifts for his friends, but he's faced with a dilemma because, "A gift should be big, and a gift should be bright. And a gift should be perfect-guaranteed to bring delight." Mr. Fish searches for the perfect gifts all day long, but in the end, he leaves every store empty-handed. He's undoubtedly sad that he has come up short with gifts for his pals. However, Miss Shimmer helps Mr. Fish make his very own gifts to distribute, and this turns out to be the best idea of all. I would like to use this in my classroom around the Christmas holiday. Ideally, I would have students draw names from a hat and then encourage them to make a gift for their friend just like Mr. Fish. Then, we would all share our gifts with the class on a designated day.