Good Night, Little Rainbow Fish!

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Rainbow Fish wasn't always big enough to swim the sea by himself.  He remembers when he was a Little Rainbow Fish.
 
When Little Rainbow Fish can’t fall asleep, there’s only one thing that can help—his Mommy! Little Rainbow Fish’s mom promises to watch over him, no matter if he is in the ink cloud of an octopus, lost in the deep blue sea, or simply having a bad ...

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Overview

Rainbow Fish wasn't always big enough to swim the sea by himself.  He remembers when he was a Little Rainbow Fish.
 
When Little Rainbow Fish can’t fall asleep, there’s only one thing that can help—his Mommy! Little Rainbow Fish’s mom promises to watch over him, no matter if he is in the ink cloud of an octopus, lost in the deep blue sea, or simply having a bad dream. It works. Little Rainbow Fish is soon sound asleep.
 

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
.PreS-K—It is difficult to understand what the creative impetus might have been for this picture book. There is little, if anything, that is new in the story line. Little Rainbow Fish is having difficulty falling asleep and wants his mother. He thinks of different scenarios in which he might get scared and asks if she will be there for him. Of course, she answers that she will protect and love him no matter what. Sounds familiar? The bright color illustrations of the fish are filled with familiar silvery scales that children are bound to enjoy. Overall, though, the book is nothing special.—Mary Cass Mabbot, Indianapolis Public Library, IN
Kirkus Reviews
For his 20th anniversary, Rainbow Fish gets a bedtime story. Poor little Rainbow Fish can't sleep. He tosses and turns, but he's just too anxious. Mommy sends in the lantern fish, but darkness isn't the problem. Rainbow Fish asks Mommy to stay and promise she'll never leave, but even that promise isn't enough. Rainbow Fish worries that the tide will come in and whisk him away. Mommy promises to swim faster than a swordfish and get Rainbow back home safely. What if he loses his way in a cloud of octopus ink? Mommy promises to find him and dispel the cloud. If a monster fish comes to get him? He'll have to contend with Mommy first! If a jellyfish threatens? Mommy will rescue Rainbow…even from bad dreams. Pfister's seventh tale of the sparkly sea dweller, translated from the German, is a perfectly acceptable, though nowhere near innovative, bedtime book. The draw here remains the shiny scales on every page. The watercolor, pencil, and foil illustrations match the rest of the series. Rainbow's fears are age-appropriate, and young listeners will identify and be comforted. A formulaic, fishy nighttime read sure to please fans. (Picture book. 2-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735840829
  • Publisher: North-South Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Rainbow Fish Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 320,094
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcus Pfister is the author of the phenomenally successful Rainbow Fish series, as well as many other well-reviewed books for children including his most recent title, Questions, Questions. He has worked as a graphic artist, a sculptor, a painter, and a photographer as well as a children’s book author-illustrator. Marcus Pfister lives in Berne, Switzerland.
 

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