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Rainbow Fish Big Book by Marcus Pfister
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Rainbow Fish Big Book (original 1992; edition 1995)

by Marcus Pfister

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Title:Rainbow Fish Big Book
Authors:Marcus Pfister
Info:North-South Books (1995), Paperback, 32 pages
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The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (1992)

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A fun story teaching younger readers about the morality of sharing and self-less behaviors
  Rachael_Dorsch | Dec 11, 2018 |
This is a classic tale of a fish that has pretty scales but won't share them and lost her friends. Once she started to share, she got her friends back and everybody was happy. This is a great book to read to younger students to teach them the values of sharing. It is also a great leisure read. Its a special picture book because the prettiness is emphasized throughout the book. ( )
  towsonspark23 | Dec 3, 2018 |
This book helps children build relationships, sharing skills, and confidence. The book has a main character who is a colorful fish. He is shunned after refusing to share with other fish when they ask for his beautiful scales. The book's beautiful imagery and wonderful meaning make it a classic. I would highly recommend this book to parents and teachers alike. ( )
  kyliewatts | Dec 2, 2018 |
The illustrations in this book are very soft, yet full of color. The Rainbowfish's scales are beautiful and, at first, he believes himself to be better than the other fish and he finds himself without any friends. He speaks with a wise octopus who tells guides him to sharing his colorful scales with the other fish and they all become friends. "The Rainbow Fish" was one of my favorite books growing up for my mom to read me before bed and reading it now brought back a lot of happy memories. ( )
  Noahedels | Nov 30, 2018 |
The Rainbow fish book is about a beautiful fish name Rainbow fish who refuses to share his scales. One day a fish approaches Rainbow fish and wants to have one of his scales. Rain bow fish refuses to share his scale with anyone in the sea and he becomes the loneliest fish in the sea. Desperate he seeks out help and he eventually shares all his beautiful scales with the other fish. This book teaches the importance of sharing with others. ( )
  Kalliwardrop | Nov 29, 2018 |
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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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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:40 -0400)

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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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