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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
Rating:****
Tags:Beautiful, Different

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enjoyed reading as a child taught the values of sharing. ( )
  Daniellegamble | May 17, 2016 |
I like this book for two main reasons. First, it tells a great message about morals. The rainbow fish is the most beautiful fish in the sea, and at first, he is conceded. But, then he decides to share his shiny scales in order to make friends. The message of this book is that friends are worth more than any materialistic item. I also really enjoy the illustrations of this children's book. The colors and shiny surfaces in the book really help to put together the story and allow students to understand how beauty is not always what is seen from the outside. ( )
  KatherineNelson | May 3, 2016 |
It is important to share, instead of being selfish
  Rachel_Scarborough | Apr 18, 2016 |
Genre: Modern fantasy
Media: paint, glitter, oils
Critique: This was one of my favorite books to read growing up because the illustrations are beautiful and taught me about friendship. This book is a way to show readers that it is not okay to be rude to others and to think they are any better than the rest. This book talks about respect and accepting others and is something all children could be reminded of. ( )
  Ahusk | Apr 15, 2016 |
The story tells of a fish with shiny, multi-colored scales named Rainbow Fish. He is always fond of his scales. But one day, a small fish asks him if he could have one. Rainbow Fish refuses in a very rude way. The other fish are really upset about his behavior and don't want to play with him anymore. Rainbow fish becomes upset because his only friend left. Many different underwater creatures gives him advice that he needs to share his beauty with his friends. Rainbow fish decides to give away his scales and he feels so much better because he sees how much joy it brings them. Very soon Rainbow Fish is surrounded by other fish requesting scales and he gives each of them one of his shiny scales. ( )
  mtm294 | Apr 12, 2016 |
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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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