The Rainbow Fish Bi:libri English/Russian

English, Russian full color throughout $ 9.95 US / $ 12.95 CAD Trade Paperback / 8.5 x 11 32 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4376-9

The Rainbow Fish Bi:libri English/Russian

Nothing is nicer than sharing and giving in this bilingual edition of the beloved classic by Marcus Pfister!

NorthSouth Books is proud to partner with bi:libri in a new line of multilingual children’s books. Launching with bilingual editions of The Rainbow Fish in ten languages, and continuing with more unique titles that address universal themes, such as friendship, tolerance, and finding courage—bringing great stories and second-language learning fun to children around the world.

For over twenty-five years the little fish with the sparkling scales, who learned to conquer his vanity, has enchanted children and grown-ups all over the world.

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.

A great way to introduce a second language to very young children, be they English- or Russian-speaking.

“Will fascinate preschoolers.”—Booklist

“A delightful tale.”—Parade


  • A Christopher Award Winner
  • Winner of the Bologna Book Fair Critici in Erba Prize
  • An American Booksellers Abby Award Winner
  • An IRA-CBC Children's Choice
  • #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • Wall Street Journal Bestseller