Title: The Rainbow Fish
Author: Marcus Pfister
Publisher: North-South Books
Awards: Christopher Award, Storytelling World Award, Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award
Publication Date: January 1999
Genre: Picture Book, Friendship/ Beauty Fiction
Audience: Gr. Pre-K-2

Overview: This is Marcus Pfister’s first book of his captivating series. The Rainbow Fish tells a story about a beautiful fish that has no friends. The illustrations are quite fascinating and use iridescent scales, which catch the reader’s attention. This story shows the value of beauty and true friendship in life, which is appropriate for children of almost any age.

Activity: Children can create their very own interpretations of rainbow fish using colorful tissue paper, watercolor paints, or pastels and iridescent stickers or papers to make their drawings unique. Once they have completed their project, they may share it with a friend or family member who means a lot to them.

Reviewer’s Name: Amelia Smith