Rainbow Fish to the Rescue! (Rainbow Fish Series)

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Fans of "Rainbow Fish won't want to miss this mini book edition and audio tape of his second exciting adventure in which Rainbow Fish must risk losing his new friends--and maybe even his life--to save a lonely stranger. Children will be enchanted by the glittering holographic foil-stamped illustrations as they listen to the spirited reading by Blair Brown, the multi-talented star of stage, screen, and television.

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Overview

Fans of "Rainbow Fish won't want to miss this mini book edition and audio tape of his second exciting adventure in which Rainbow Fish must risk losing his new friends--and maybe even his life--to save a lonely stranger. Children will be enchanted by the glittering holographic foil-stamped illustrations as they listen to the spirited reading by Blair Brown, the multi-talented star of stage, screen, and television.

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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Publishers Weekly
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.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Rainbow fish meets a striped fish who doesn't have a shiny scale. He asks to join their game but is rebuffed. Rainbow Fish remembers how sad he felt when he had no friends. Then when a shark threatens the striped fish, Rainbow Fish and his friends know what they must do. Another story about the little fish with the shiny scales, presented in board book form, with a lesson that will not be lost on kids.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3When 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735812895
  • Publisher: North-South Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: Rainbow Fish Series
  • Edition description: Book & Cassette
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 11.64 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcus Pfister is the author of the phenomenally successful Rainbow Fish series, as well as many other books for children. He has worked as a graphic artist, a sculptor, a painter, and a photographer as well as a children's book creator. Pfister lives with his family in Berne, Switzerland.

Blair Brown appeared on Broadway in "Copenhagen" (Tony Award) "Cabaret", "James Joyce's The Dead" and "Arcadia". Favorite film credits include "Dogville, Continental Divide", and "Altered States". On television, she starred in "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" and has appeared in countless mini-series and TV movies.

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