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 book is very political. It is not sharing of one's possessions but giving them away. Yes, the rainbow fish was wrong in not wanting to play with the other fish, but that is his choice.
Children need to have their possessions which they can share. However, at the end of the day, their possessions come back to them. It is also acceptable to give items away, but should have parental supervision to approve value.
Reviewer: Ted K
Simple and enjoyable story where the point of being nice to others and not being vain is clearly the message. The story is the perfect size for a bedtime story.
Reviewer: Maryanne M
I first bought Rainbow Fish for my home daycare. It is a visual treasure, and the message of love and giving is as touching as The Giving Tree, long one of my favorites. The children loved it! I gave away all my books to my younger grandchildren when I retired, but since then I've been blessed with another dear grandson. I look forward to sharing this beautiful book with him for his third birthday on 9/11 (yes, THAT 9/11!) I know he'll love it too.
Reviewer: Joy W
It is a nice colorful book. Nothing exciting happens, but the illustrations are nice for young children.
Reviewer: Jill M
Unfortunately, some people can only see the negative in this book. I read it in a bookstore before I bought it - so I tried before I buyed, and yes, I did buy it. My daughter loves it and while she's only 2 and doesn't understand the concepts totally yet, I like one of the other parent's reviews, will explain that it is about sharing and giving of yourself - unselfishly. It should help teach young children about giving and volunteering and how we all should be so unselfish! My daughter has exhibited signs of caring and unselfishness towards her classmates for some time now. All the teachers think she is so thoughtful and socially well adjusted (compared to some others). This book should just reinforce such philanthropy throughout her life.
Reviewer: Tess C