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The Rainbow Fish (1992)

by Marcus Pfister

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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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In the book Rainbowfish it shows children how to share and express feelings when it comes to talking with friends. Rainbowfish goes on an adventure and seeks the truth and meaning behind friendship when it comes to being different. ( )
  OliviaW33 | Mar 16, 2023 |
Beauty, Fishes, Friendship, Pride and vanity, Scales, Sharing
  kmgerbig | Mar 3, 2023 |
I like this book because it deals with confidence and as children get older they start to compare themselves so this book is a great introduction to how to deal with those types of thoughts / emotions.
  Erindignam03 | Dec 15, 2022 |
This book is an excellent way for students who think highly of themselves and believe they are better than everyone else because it will show them that an attitude like that will not get you far in life.
  erieyl | Dec 9, 2022 |
Ages 1-5
  TaylorEwing | Dec 9, 2022 |
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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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