The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish

Book rating: 04 Board book

By (author) Marcus Pfister, Translated by J.Alison James

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  • Publisher: North-South Books (Nord-Sud Verlag AG)
  • Format: Board book | 14 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 155mm x 10mm | 45g
  • Publication date: 27 January 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Zurich
  • ISBN 10: 1558585362
  • ISBN 13: 9781558585362
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 273

Product description

The award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share is now available in a board book edition for the youngest child.

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By Josefina 23 Feb 2014 5

Come on, this is a book about sharing and maybe some people think that the little fish giving away his scales were wrong, but dude it is a book for little KIDS. The point is to teach them to share what they have. They won´t give away their hair!
I read it when I was like four years old and I loved it! It's really cute and the story is very nice.

By Holly Watts 12 Nov 2013 5

When I was a kid I read this book in the class, me being about seven at the time, and everybody loved it - we didn't really read to much into it apart from the fact that it was portraying sharing and frankly its beautifully illustrated.

I think that people need to stop over thinking the books meaning because it is just about sharing. And if thats the main thing that me and others as younger kids took away from it then I'm sure that every other kid will do the same :)

By Jennie 03 Nov 2013 5

Are you guys serious? It is about sharing. The other fish weren't his friends because he was selfish. When he wasn't selfish they became his friends. It's also about not being vain, and the pleasure of bringing joy to others. Why do people over complicate things?!!! AAARGH.

By Matilde 15 Sep 2013 5

I have read many times this story and I think it is really positive. Rainbow fish thinks is very happy because is the most "beautiful" fish in the sea. But, what about the happiness and friends? He can see how,when he starts to share what is most important for him, the other people start to feel happy, and automatically and bit by bit he can feel the happiness.

By Anne-Maree 03 Jul 2013 2

This is a nice little story, but I agree with the previous reviewer about the morals.

On one level it is about sharing which is great, but giving away his most prized possession it kind of reads that you can buy your friends.

I read it to a toddler so I think it is ok at this age, but could see the issue for older children.