Rainbow Fish to the rescue!

Marcus Pfister

Book - 1995

Although his friends want to ignore the new striped fish in their midst, Rainbow Fish must decide whether to help him when a shark attacks.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : North-South Books 1995.
Language
English
German
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN
1558584862
9781558584860
1558584870
9781558584877
Main Author
Marcus Pfister (-)
Other Authors
J. Alison James (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Rainbow Fish, that glittery piscine, is back, this time with another moral to impart. 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. Rainbow Fish is a little ashamed, remembering as he does what it feels like to have no friends. So when a shark appears and imperils the dejected interloper, it's Rainbow Fish who leads the rescue mission. The main appeal of Pfister's books is not the stories but the pretty pictures?pastel watercolors peppered with holographic foil-stamp overlays that glimmer and gleam?and this new volume amply serves up more of same. Ages 5-8. (Sept.) Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

A mini-book edition of Rainbow Fish to the Rescue! by Pfister (the second adventure in the series) includes the complete text and the same glittering illustrations, as Rainbow Fish and his friends help the little striped fish avert a shark. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 3?When a little striped fish approaches the established school of fish, each of whom has one silver scale, and asks if he can play, he is turned away because he is not equipped to play ``flash tag.'' Although Rainbow Fish remembers how it felt to be excluded, he does not come to the rescue until later when the school escapes a snapping shark's jaws, leaving the striped fish to fend for himself. Then Rainbow Fish spearheads the school's diversionary maneuvers and leads the smaller fish to safety. The next game is changed so that the new member of the group can join in. Pfister uses the same ocean-hued watercolors and foil-stamped scales that he used to illustrate Rainbow Fish (North-South, 1992). The faces of the fish reflect the emotions of the text, from derision to fear. The shark is appropriately fearsome. Although it is not mandatory to have read the earlier title first, it would be helpful in order to understand his recollection of his loneliness before he shared his scales and became one of the group. The gently implied themes of sharing and friendship in the first story are expanded here to include courage. Groups may be inspired to talk about befriending others, even if they are different, or about doing what is right, even if it is not popular.?Betty Teague, Blythe Elementary School, Greenville SC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Although his friends want to ignore the new striped fish in their midst, Rainbow Fish must decide whether to help him when a shark attacks

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In this exciting new adventure, Rainbow Fish is torn between his newfound friends and a lonely striped fish who is not allowed to join the group because he lacks a shiny scale. When a dangerous and hungry shark suddenly appears, Rainbow Fish must decide: Should he risk losing his new friends - maybe even his life - for the little stranger?

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The sequel to Pfister's popular The Rainbow Fish features the same eye-catching graphics, and tells a story of heroism and charity, offering a universal messsage about kindness to and acceptance of others. Holographic foil stamping.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Rainbow Fish stands up for a new friend, in this sparkling story about doing the right thing.In this exciting new adventure, Rainbow Fish is torn between his newfound friends and a lonely striped fish who is not allowed to join the group because he lacks a shiny scale. When a dangerous and hungry shark suddenly appears, Rainbow Fish must decide: Should he risk losing his new friends - maybe even his life - for the little stranger?