The Rainbow Fish Big Book

full color throughout $ 25.00 US / $ 34.00 CAD Trade Paperback / 13.25 x 17.5 32 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-1-558-58441-9

The Rainbow Fish Big Book

The story of The Rainbow Fish—the most beautiful fish in the ocean—now available in an oversizes hardcover edition—perfect for reading aloud!

The rainbow fish with its iridescent scales is the most beautiful fish in the whole ocean. But since he is also vain and proud, he becomes more and more lonely over time. Then he realizes that you can’t win friends through beauty. He overcomes his pride and begins to distribute his glitter scales to the other fish.

Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value.

Rainbow Fish has been a favorite of children all over the world for 30 years. Its indelible message is simple—a pleasure shared is the nicest pleasure. Now children can enjoy this story time favorite in this oversized format—similar to the one used by former first lady, Michelle Obama, when she read The Rainbow Fish to children at the White House Easter Egg Roll in 2016.

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A delightful tale.

The delicate watercolors of underwater scenes are a perfect foil to the glittering scales that eventually form a part of each fish's exterior. This is certainly a story written to convey a message, but in its simplicity, it recalls the best of Lionni. Besides, what three-year-old doesn't need reinforcement about sharing?
School Library Journal

Will fascinate preschoolers.

  • A Christopher Award Winner
  • Winner of the Bologna Book Fair Critici in Erba Prize
  • An American Bookseller Abby Award Winner
  • An IRA-CBC Children's Choice