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The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Rainbow Fish (edition 1992)

by Marcus Pfister

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Title:The Rainbow Fish
Authors:Marcus Pfister
Info:North-South Books (1992), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:TED 255
Tags:Beautiful, Different

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The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister



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This is a great book about a fish with rainbow scales who doesn't want to share his scales with the other fish. It would be useful for teaching children about sharing. the illustrations in this book are fun and vibrant which will help keep students engaged. ( )
  A_Whitney | Apr 28, 2017 |
The Rainbow fish is a great book to teach young children about sharing. It can also be taught to show students the difference between a fiction and non-fiction text. I used this book for a fiction representation because it has great illustrations, beginning, middle and end, and is make believe. This book was about a beautiful fish who had sparkling scales. All of the other fish wanted one of the scales, but the rainbow fish would not share. This caused all the other fish to not be friends, but after some advice was given the Rainbow fish decided to share his scales and all the fish wanted to be his friend. ( )
  hannahcole | Apr 26, 2017 |
The Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in the sea. Everyone loves him, until he won't share his scales with any of the other fish.
  morganlasher | Apr 21, 2017 |
I would use this book as a read-aloud for Kindergarten or younger. The story line is easy to follow and the students can relate to the rainbow fish because they are still learning to share.
  ddevers01 | Apr 13, 2017 |
This is a fiction book about a beautiful fish that everyone admires, until the day that he yelled at another fish for asking to borrow a pretty glitter scale. To become happy again, rainbow fish must show that he is no longer a mean, greedy fish. This is a great book to use for teaching description words as well as selflessness/selfishness. ( )
  MankinSamara | Apr 13, 2017 |
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Summary: The Rainbow fish is a book about a very beautiful and shimmering fish who finds happiness by sharing his scales with the other fish.

Personal Reaction: This book is a very good book. Its morals are genuine and it not only teaches kindness but also acceptance. It also teaches how to value being yourself. I really liked this book and the pictures. It is a easy to read picture book.

Classroom Extension: It would be fun to have children make their own storybook telling/showing how they can be kind to someone.
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For the children of First UU Church of Austin, from Yew Grove Pagan Interfaith
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A long way out in the deep blue sea there lived a fish.
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The Rainbow Fish is about accepting oneself for who one is. For the shy fish, she is not comfortable swimming in the sea with her one sparkle on her skin. However, as the story continues, she gains confidence and learns to accept and embrace her individuality. As a result, she is seen as the prettiest fish in the sea.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 059048169X, Hardcover)

The Rainbow Fish, with his shimmering scales, is the most beautiful fish in the ocean. But he is proud and vain and none of the other fish want to be his friend--until he learsn to give away some of his most prized possessions.

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The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.

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