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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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There was a rainbow fish who was the most beautiful fish in the ocean. He is asked to share his scales but choose to be alone and not share his scales. Then he goes to an octopus for advice, but there advice is to share all of his rainbow scales. He might be less beautiful but he has friends. The genre of this book is children's literature.
  kbuffum13 | Nov 24, 2015 |
A good children's book, where the moral of the story is that caring and happiness is better than the vanity and selfishness.
  Bennice21 | Nov 19, 2015 |
This book has an amazing message behind it. The generosity of the rainbow fish of giving his scales to his old friends to gain his friends back teaches kids that you can brag about what you have and should be willing to share things with your friends.
  ninaberger | Nov 17, 2015 |
This book is a great book to teach sharing. The rainbow fish wouldn't share his pretty scales, so his friends didn't want to be around him anymore. This would be a great book to read if sharing becomes a problem within the classroom. ( )
  ml925 | Nov 16, 2015 |
Wonderful book about sharing the wealth and helping those around you. ( )
  Blaire_Stewart | Nov 16, 2015 |
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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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