Book about fish with shiny scales
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus PfisterIm always on the look-out for new, well-written childrens books for my son. We had been reading him: Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed! and Why Mommy is a Democrat.
He loved the story and drawings!
However, he didnt seem to take to them as much as I thought he would...so I decided to find something else as informative, well-balanced and fun to read with my child.
Then I came across The Rainbow Fish by Macrus Pfister.
The Rainbow Fish is a story about a spectacular fish with amazing scales. Soon, other - boring fish - come and request a scale from the fish who turns them all down. The boring fish leave, causing the Rainbow Fish to be lonely. The Rainbow fish goes on a journey to discover why the other fish dont like him.
The Rainbow Fish is soon told by the octopus that it is because he wont share his amazing scales. The Rainbow Fish then goes to the other fish and gives them his scales. Eventually all the fish have a shiny scale and the Rainbow Fish now has only one shiny scale left as well. The fish all play together happily. The end.
Fantastic! A book about learning. Isnt that brilliant?
I suggest that you go buy this book for your children. Its important that your children realize that it is NEVER okay to be different from other children. After all, we as people are not allowed to be stronger/weaker, smarter/less intellectual, creative/logical, physically, spiritually or emotionally better than others. In fact, we should ALL be the same.
And its also important that you teach your children that, in life, they are entitled. If someone has something more - then it is okay to expect that they give it to you. In fact, you should shun them if they dont. If you work hard and have much - please remember you must share it all. Even if you dont want to. Dont expect to be liked just for your personality. You must give everything you have to ensure that you are liked.
Nothing is worse than being unliked. Dont let you children think differently or it could go very badly for them. Your individuality is not precious and there is no degree to which it cant be compromised in order to make people like you. Remember. WHO you are - your morals, intellect, personality and charm arent nearly as important to you as they are to other people. Never be afraid to give away any part of yourself in order to be liked. Just like:
See! Even culture can be bastardized to fit in!
Maybe I am being the grinch. Maybe I am bespoiling a perfectly good childrens book.
Or maybe Im just wondering what the world would be like if all the Rainbow Fish gave away their pretty scales until there werent any Rainbow Fish anymore...
Just think... we could all look like this! Who wants to share an earring?
The Rainbow Fish
The Rainbow Fish
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This book had been published in and Brigitte really enjoyed it. But what did it mean to make a similar book? A sequel was impossible - so the story had to be a completely different one. The technique of the illustrations and some artistic details could have been adopted - but what else? That was it! The typical, stylised bird feathers became scales and the colorful owl became a colorful fish. Starting with this multicolored fish, I developed the idea to make it the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean.
The Rainbow Fish is a children's book drawn and written by Marcus Pfister , Swiss author and illustrator, and translated into English by J. Alison James. The book is best known for its message about selfishness and sharing and for the distinctive shiny foil scales of the Rainbow Fish. Decode Entertainment turned the story into an animated television series of the same name, which had aired on the HBO Family television channel in the United States and Teletoon in Canada from until The story is about a fish with shiny, multi-colored scales named the Rainbow Fish.
The Rainbow Fish is a children's book drawn and written by Marcus Pfister, Swiss author and The story is about a fish with shiny, multi-colored scales named the Rainbow Fish. He has blue, green, and purple scales; and among them, he has.
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I came upon the book again recently and could not remember the plot, but the images of the shiny scales were familiar and I recalled doing a small unit around the book in elementary school, where we designed our own rainbow fish. When I found the book again, I decided to give a quick read, figuring it might be something I used at story time. It turns out The Rainbow Fish is actually pretty messed up. Pfister starts the book off with the narrator describing how beautiful the Rainbow Fish, who does not otherwise have a name, is. Okay, cool. The shiny scales scattered among his more typical fish scales make him beautiful and, therefore, seemingly better than anyone else.