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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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The Rainbow Fish wants to share his shiny scales and does so until he is no longer has but one shiny scale. He does find that it is better to share what makes him special, because sharing makes him special too.

This is such a cute book and teaches the importance of feeling special, but still sharing.

I would read this book for just pure enjoyment to the students. It is important to read for enjoyment in the classroom as well. ( )
  kmedwa4950 | Dec 1, 2016 |
This book can teach children about selfishness and the importance of sharing. This would be a great book for a teacher to do a read aloud including think aloud questions throughout the book, which can make sure children are understanding important parts of the story and the main idea.
  ChloeFukuda | Nov 28, 2016 |
This is a great book to display sharing. The special fish shares the pieces of him that make him seem so special to help those around him. ( )
  NaomiJohnston | Nov 24, 2016 |

This book follows a beautiful rainbow fish all of the other fish are jealous of, but he was not very nice. Then they stopped giving them their attention. This book could be used to talk about bullies. This could also be used to teach about how looks do not matter but attitude does.
  alewis14 | Nov 23, 2016 |
I have always loved this book and can read it over and over again. It is very catchy because of all the amazing pictures in it, and it has a really good message about sharing and finding happiness. ( )
  Oliviacap | Nov 21, 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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