Iridescent pictures illustrate this international award-winner. Rainbow Fish is beautiful, but lonely. What must he do to make friends? Find out in this lovely book about friendship and sharing. (Ages 4-6)
Hardcover Book : 32 pages
Publisher: North-South ( September 01, 1992 )
Item #: 10-342567
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 11.6 x 0.3inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This was actually our second Marcus Pfister book (the first was The Happy Hedgehog) and our daughter (who just turned 3) loves them both! I really look forward to reading this book to her. It is definitely not a 'baby" book and is written in a way that keeps a child's attention and teaches an important lesson. I would definitely recommend this book, as well as The Happy Hedgehog.
I love this book. I worked in a pre-k for 9 years and all of my students love it as well. All of the people stating it is teaching the wrong morals are totally wrong. YOU teach your child morals, not a book. Your 2-4 year old would never view the book the way you adults are and its ridiculous to say that a child will turn in to a Socialist simply by reading Rainbow Fish. Someone needs to stop over thinking things :/
Reviewer: Shannon K
It makes me sad to read all these reviews that say this book is aobut government taking over our possesions! This a sweet story with pretty pictures that teaches aobut sharing. The fish does not make friends because he gives them things but because he stops thinking he is better then everyone else and starts being kind. Besides, like another reader said, it's up to the parent to decide the message that is passed along as you read.
Not great, but an OK read.
Reviewer: Mom 3
I bought this book for my granddaughter. It is a beautifully illustrated book. I also thought it taught about caring and sharing. I was suprised that anyone could get a "government take-over" message out of this pretty little story. The fish has a choice to share, or be alone. Be stingy or be alone. I want my granddaughter to love life, love others and to have fun! I also want her to know she has choices. I thought this taught all that. It's also how you guide a child through a story! You are the adult.
Reviewer: Lisa C