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The Rainbow Fish (Board Book) by Marcus Pfister - image 1 of 1
The Rainbow Fish (Board Book) by Marcus Pfister - image 1 of 1
$5.94 when purchased online

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Description

A board book edition of a popular modern classic follows the tale of a beautiful iridescent fish, who suffers a life of loneliness until he decides to share his glittering scales with a catch of new friends.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.3 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: 12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Fishes
Publisher: North-South Books
Format: Board Book
Author: Marcus Pfister
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 1996
TCIN: 11564162
UPC: 490590313558
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-1355
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.55 inches length x 6.17 inches width x 6.19 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.29 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

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Q: what ages is this book for?

submitted by Melanie - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi, Melanie! Regarding your question about the The Rainbow Fish (Board Book) by Marcus Pfister: This book is great for younger children up to age 8. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Target.com at 1-800-591-3869 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byTaylor - 3 years ago
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 404 reviews
56% would recommend
55 recommendations

Too short from the Original

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Chris - 3 months ago
Shortened version for similar price of the full one.
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Terrible message for children

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
LaurenQ - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
This story provides a terrible message to children. The rainbow fish is arrogant because he is so beautiful and the only way to make the other fish like him is to alter his appearance to be less attractive while making the other fish appear more attractive. I think a better story would have been that the rainbow fish not change a thing about his physical appearance and the starfish tells him to find what makes the other fish beautiful and unique in their own way. It missed the opportunity to teach children physical appearance should not define them.
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The Rainbow fish board book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
vmarisam - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Came packaged carefully. My nephew is going to love this!!
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A super book for toddlers.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MtVernon - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful simple story about learning to share. Beautifully illustrated. My granddaughter wants it read to her over and over and over!
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Rainbow fish board book

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Kat - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
As a board book the story was shortened considerably and ended up in the air.
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Poorly cut down version

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mom of 3 - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is a cut down short version and honestly the storyline comes across poorly. With less context the moral of the story seems to be giveaway special parts to make friends.
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Rainbow fish book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Syoung - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is a small version of the book but great for toddlers which is what I bought it for
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Cute book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Krista G - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter loves this book so much
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Books

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
KF - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this for a baby shower. One of our top 5 favorite books in our house.
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Childhood favorite

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
FL living - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love this book, was a childhood favorite. I bought for my son now and as a baby gift for a friend. Such a sweet lesson
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Horrible lesson

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mama92652 - 9 months ago
One of the few books I regret buying. It teaches kids to give a part of themselves to be accepted. I know they’re trying to teach about sharing but it’s done in such a horrible way. PLUS, as adults, do we share on a regular basis or do we actually just take turns? For example, public sinks or restrooms, we wait in line and take turns. “Sharing” is an outdated concept and this book teaches this in such a horrible way.
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Rainbow fish has truly lost his sparkle

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Sunshine - 1 year ago
I remember loving the illustrations in this book as a child! Excited, sharing it with my children, quickly turned into disappointment when I realized the true message. How sad, hope this book gets a modern day re-write. This book is not about sharing, it’s about shrinking what makes you special in order to fit in & make friends. Rainbow fish needs to learn a lesson, but it’s not this one.
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Not everything that's "a classic" is good.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Zoe - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Definitely not a good message in my opinion. Not everything that's "a classic" is good.
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Cute

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MBear - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Cute classic book! Love the board books for littles!
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Cute book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Shannon - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This is a really cute book but the fish made me feel like they were using old buddy for his rainbow scales. Lol. My daughters like this book.
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Horrible Message

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Pawndalynn - 1 year ago
I loved this book as a kid, but after reading it again no so much. Its horribly written and has a terrible message for children.
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Not good

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
AdeleRy - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Not a good lesson IMO, as many others have stated. Poorly written, terrible story. Should have read it first to avoid buying.
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Classic!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
TargetuserIL - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Such a cute classic book! Well made
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baby first library making a baby boy library

5 out of 5 stars
windingdown - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
baby first library making a baby boy library
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Horrifying "Lesson"

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Sarah - 2 years ago
Why would anyone teach their kids that they have to buy their friends? The rainbow fish shouldn’t have to give away parts of himself just to have friends. That’s not sharing, that’s succumbing to bullying!
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