“genre- Picture book, part of a series.
benefit- Sharing is a good thing. and sharing can help you have friends. could be the start of a fish lesson.
grade level- Pre-k to 3rd grade.
scaffold- explain about fish. also there is really no rainbow fish. ”
“The Rainbow Fish is a story about a fish that is very beautiful. He has sparkly scales that make all of the other fish jealous. The other fish ask him to share his special scales, but he refuses. Rainbow Fish soon realizes that sharing and friendship are more important than being beautiful.
I would use Rainbow Fish to introduce individuality. The students could complete an activity on what makes them special. ”
“A very popular fish learns to share one things thats off value to him. Rainbow fish is a fish with beautiful rainbow scales who is very proud of the scales he has. He ends up having no friends because he is too into his own scales and will not share with others. The octopus in the book teaches rainbow fish how to share and be happy. Because of the octopus he starts making friends and realizes everyone is beautiful in their own way. I loved this book as a kid and I think any age from kindergarten to second grade could enjoy this book! An art activity would be a great way to integrate this book into your classroom! You could give each student all one color scales and it is their job to go trade and "share" there scales with other students so each student can have every color scale on their fish at least once. ”Caitlin Cardoza wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A wonderful tale about a beautiful fish sharing his lovely scales with the other fish around him, becoming less beautiful but gaining friendship. It contains an array of colors in the illustration that represents the ocean well. Marcus Pfister's book is the recipient of many award, including the ABBY award for a commonly recommended children's story. Reading this to children in kindergarten is highly suggested. They'll be able to learn about theme, where the author explains his message through the story.”Kathleen Nguyen wrote this review Thursday, October 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“its about a fish that likes his scales but doesn't want to share. This book can be read in first grade and up to show that sharing is caring.”spmirand wrote this review Monday, October 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The rainbow fish is beautiful, but no one likes him. He is not very nice to the other fish he comes into contact with. When he finally shares his his beautiful scales with the other fish, he learns that it is better to have good friends than to be beautiful. The Rainbow Fish teaches kids that beauty is more than skin deep and you need to be nice to people in order to make friends.”Emma jo galloway wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of my favorite books as a child, this book is great for young children, especially those struggling with sharing. The illustrations and shiny objects are so much fun. I still love shiny things. It's a beautiful book, with a great message. Great book for making text to self connection. ”Jordan Fontenot wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about a fish with shinny scales who doesn't want to share, but when he has no friends he learns that he should share and that it actually makes you happy to share. This book is good because it helps kids learn that sharing is a good thing. It could be good to read if there is a problem with sharing. ”Carisse wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Grade Levels: Kindergarten and 1st grade
Summary: The Rainbow fish was too proud about his shiny scales to play with anyone. One little fish asked for one of his shiny scales and the Rainbow fish said no. After that, no one would have anything to do with him. He went on a quest to find some way to fix it. He came across a starfish and an octopus. The octopus told him to give away his shiny scales to all of the other fish and suddenly he started to feel at home. He was finally happy.
Review: This classic has a very powerful story. I think that kids could learn a lot about how to share and be happy. I like how in the illustrations, the scales are foil rather than just printed on. Children can learn a lot about sharing from this book I think. No one can have all of the toys to be happy, they need friends to play with.
Uses: -Teach/reinforce sharing
-Make their own Rainbow Fish
“This was one of my favorite childhood stories. It is the tale of a fish with shiny scales who is selfish and refuses to share when initially asked to by a small blue fish. He soon loses all his friends because of his selfishness and realizes that sharing and having friends is much more important than being beautiful and lonely. This is a great story to use with pragmatic clients to show them the importance of sharing and how to handle social situations appropriately.”Kristen Celsor wrote this review Thursday, October 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No