The Rainbow Fish (Board Book) by Marcus Pfister - image 1 of 1
The Rainbow Fish (Board Book) by Marcus Pfister - image 1 of 1
$8.25When purchased online

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 6.3 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Suggested Age: 0-3 Years
Number of Pages: 12
Format: Board Book
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Fishes
Publisher: North-South Books
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

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.
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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
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Q: what ages is this book for?

submitted by Melanie - 2 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.

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4.6 out of 5 stars with 285 reviews
57% would recommend
40 recommendations

Horrible Message

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Pawndalynn - 18 days 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
Would not recommend
AdeleRy - 1 month 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
Would recommend
TargetuserIL - 2 months 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 - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
baby first library making a baby boy library
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Horrifying "Lesson"

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Sarah - 5 months 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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The rainbow fish

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Bz123 - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Either the book has changed or I’m not remembering correctly. My baby liked it so I was trying not to over analyze it but it seems like the book is saying you have to change yourself and be like others in order for people to like you
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Kids love it.

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Anonymous - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
My kids love this book and it’s short since kids have short attention spans. The negative reviews are wrong because I’m sure they read their kids the gaybc’s instead of this book. It teaches kids to share and not be stuck up.
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Classic

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ari - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Short and sweet. Beautiful illustrations. The added sparkle keeps my baby engaged in the story
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Not a lesson to teach - "Simply because I like it, you should give it to me or I won't be your friend"

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Ali2F - 7 months ago
The board book is not the full story. Extremely condensed and makes the storyline one of succumbing to people only liking you for what you can do for them, and how “buying” your friends will make you happy. “Your scales are beautiful, give me one. You won’t give me a scale so we won’t be your friends. Ok now you gave away all your scales to us, so we’ll be your friends.”
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Bad Book: Do Not Buy

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Musica1 - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book sends a terrible message to little ones. The title character thinks it’s too beautiful to play with others at first but then gets lonely. One other fish keeps asking for one of its beautiful scales. Instead of the title fish seeing the beauty in all the other fish & gaining real friends, it bribes them to be his friends by giving each one a shiny scale. Lesson learned: you have to give people things for them to be your friend. Do not buy.
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Not how i remember it, but okay!

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Goodma123 - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
I remember living the book when I was a kid so I bought it for my daughter. As a kid, I don’t remember much about the book except the shiny scales so that’s a reason I bought it! But now as an adult, the message is a little weird. There are a lot better books out there about sharing items and not things that are a part of you. Buy my daughter does love the shiny bits so win!
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Great Book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
SR - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great Quality and What I expected.
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Teaches a great message

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Eve - 10 months ago
I grew up with this book and now read it to my son. It’s a great story about how selfishness will drive others away. It also shows children that having friends who love you is more important than being beautiful. It’s not about bribery.
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Book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mo - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great price for the book
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Horrible Message

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Flgaaz - 10 months ago
This book is not about sharing, this book is about buying friends. The rainbow fish has to give its beautiful scales away to the other fish in order for them to like him. That’s it. That’s the entire story line. It has nothing to do with sharing and sends a horrible message to kids- that they have to give up the things that make them beautiful in order to be liked.
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This book is horrible

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
FrankLovesToBake - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book is not about sharing at all. I feel like it’s teaching kids that in order to obtain friends, you have to sacrifice a part of yourself. Why did the fish have to give its beautiful scales away in order to make friends? Not a good message. Why is this book so popular?!
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Awful

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Couch Potato - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This is an awful book, first off the rainbow fish is rude, second he has to buy his friends (that’s not sharing.) How is this a popular kids book?
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Not good quality

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Chuff - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Board book arrived damaged. Book is bent and pages are peeling.
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Rainbow Fish Sharing lesson

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Tleigh - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I love this book because it has a great lesson for children to learn about sharing!
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Love it

5 out of 5 stars
Ali - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Christmas gift for my granddaughter and one of her requests. She loves The Rainbow Fish
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