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The Rainbow Fish (1992)

by Marcus Pfister

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Series: Rainbow Fish (1)

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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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Rainbow fish is a book with beautiful illustrations. I would recommend this book to K-2nd graders because of the little words on each page. In this book, the rainbow fish shares its beautiful scales with other fish. ( )
  millerk22 | Mar 1, 2024 |
3-8 years old
Christopher's award ( )
  ParkerExum | Dec 9, 2023 |
Reading level: k-2
Awards: Wallstreet Journal Bestseller
  tagravel | Dec 9, 2023 |
Independent reading level: Grades 1-2
Winner of The Christopher Award, the Bologna Book Fair Critic in Erba Prize, American Booksellers Association ABBY Winner, and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice title ( )
  hailey.storey | Dec 7, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades PK-2 Awards/Honors: None
  malquistamber | Dec 7, 2023 |
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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.
added by rocquel | editRocquel Jefferson, Rocquel Jefferson (Aug 27, 2015)

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Marcus Pfisterprimary authorall editionscalculated
James, J. AlisonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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A long way out in the deep blue sea there lived a fish.
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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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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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