The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
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Ten years ago, Rainbow Fish swam into the lives and hearts of children around the world. Ever since, he's captivated readers with his beautiful silver scales and his generous heart of gold. Published in 28 countries and 37 languages, this international favorite remains one of the best-selling books ever. The Rainbow Fish," North-South has published a handsome gift edition that's even more glittering than the original.
 

About Marcus Pfister

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Marcus Pfister is the author of the phenomenally successful Rainbow Fish series, as well as many other books for children. He has worked as a graphic artist, a sculptor, a painter, and a photographer as well as a children's book creator. Pfister lives with his family in Berne, Switzerland.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by North-South Books. 22 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A sequel to Rainbow Fish (1992), this morality tale begins when Rainbow Fish and his new friends, all ensconced in flashing scales, won't let a striped fish without a flashing scale play with them.

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Despite some jazzy special effects achieved with shimmery holographs, this cautionary tale about selfishness and vanity has trouble staying afloat. Rainbow Fish, ``the most beautiful fish in the entir

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Rainbow Fish & Friends kicks off with a quartet of titles by Gail Donovan, illus.

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The star of several picture books, Rainbow Fish is back in his first pop-up book, with the sparkling protagonist meeting some other aquatic creatures.

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Numbers in Rainbow Fish Counting progress from one crab to 10 fish, but, as the last page reminds readers, there is ""only one glittering Rainbow Fish!"" In Rainbow Fish Colors, sea creatures from a ""purple octopus"" to a ""grey dolphin"" teach basic hues.

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Fans of Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish will welcome Rainbow Fish A,B,C, in which the fellow invites youngsters to his underwater school: ""Come for a swim in the deep blue sea,/ and learn the alphabet with me!"" Throughout, large alphabet letters float across otherwise wordless spreads, in ord...

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When his greed leaves him without friends or admirers, the lonely fish seeks advice from the wise octopus, who counsels him to give away his beauty and ``discover how to be happy.'' The translation from the original German text doesn't enhance the story's predictable plot, and lapses into somewha...

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Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish keeps on swimming in the Rainbow Fish Floor Puzzle Book.

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The hologram-hued hero of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister will now glitter and shimmer in even younger hands, in a new board book edition.

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Readers will remember how he learned to share in the original tale (The Rainbow Fish), doling out his shimmering scales to all the have-nots, and this story finds him and his sparkling school of friends at play--but bent on excluding a little striped fish who wants to join in all their games.

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Three small board books come in a neat lunchbox-style package with Rainbow Fish’s trademark silver scales on the outside and a sturdy blue cord so toddlers can carry the books around with them.

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