Arcenciel Petit Poisson…Fr Rai Fi

ISBN: 331420924X
ISBN 13: 9783314209246
By: Marcus Pfister

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Reader's Thoughts

Sarah Bates

This is another one that James just loves it is "FIsh! Fish! Fish!" the whole time we are reading it.

Nicole Sandford

Just because you look different doesn't mean you can't join in and play. Grade 1-2.

Alannah Clarke

I still remember reading these when I was about five years old simply because of the beautiful illustrations. I adored the little rainbow fish and I remember begging my parents for a rainbow coloured fish, haha.


This book was about how the rainbow fish stood up to his friends and got them to save the little striped fish. Then, instead of excluding him from their game they finally let him join in. I liked this book because it has many important lessons that children can learn from it. It teaches children they should always help each other out. Also, it shows that you shouldn't leave others out or make fun of them for looking different.

Fatheha Begum

In this new adventure ,the Rainbow Fish is now torn between newly made friends and a lonely stripey fish who isn't allowed to join the group because the stripey fish does not have a shiny scale.A similar situation which Rainbow Fish found himself in the original.To add to the tension and twist ,this story meets with a dangerous and hungry shark who is about to threaten the reef.the question is will Rainbow Fish help this little , lonely stranger and stand up to his beliefs or will he do what his friends want him to do?.Like all the other rainbow fish stories this one also concludes with a resolution and leaves a social message.A beautifully illustrated book follows from the original story of the Rainbow Fish ,we all love.For those of you who haven't read or know about the Rainbow Fish here is a little taster.The central character of the story is the Rainbow Fish,a fish who is the most beautiful fish in the ocean due to its given shiny scales.In the original the Rainbow Fish also deals with a lot of friendship problems and consequences are faced.I remember reading this book when i was in primary school,i used to love reading all the adventures and was enormously curious of what would happen to Rainbow Fish next.From reading this book i became really interested in sea creatures and also insisted on having a pet fish in the house.I loved looking at the bright ,different colors and feeling and touching the shiny scales on the page.Most importantly loved the message or lets say the moral behind the story was fantastic,that you should always believe in yourself to be different and that we should accept everyone even if they are different.I feel this book will be great at addressing issues such as bullying, selfishness, exclusion, acceptance and being different.This story will be great for making children understand the differences within the class and school, especially where now it is increasingly more diverse than ever also to teach the importance of inclusion and making sure everyone is included.It can also be useful to describe or resolve any playground issues around bullying or acceptance.Teaching young children how to sympathies and think about our actions and how it can affect others too.Yet another fantastically illustrated,well thought out written book from Marcus Pfister.I definitively recommend anyone to read this book especially to children in foundation stage and key stage 1.

Sandra Mackintosh

Great pictures loved them. Grades 1 - 2

fatimah alhussein

very good book. i had the honour of translating it into arabic. the arabic version is published by king abdul aziz public library.


Great pictures, cute story. My kids love to hear it over and over again--even though it's in Spanish.

Brittany Perry

A shark threatens a loner fish and rainbow fish shows how you should include everyone in the games you play. An excellent lesson on how to be a better person for little ones. I was very happy with the book and my son loved it. The shiny scales and pictures really intrigue children and captures their attention.

Haley Hunter

This is the Second book for Rainbow fish. In this book it shows a new fish being excluded from the rest because he doesn't have a shiny scale. Rainbow fish remembers what it was like being excluded from the other fish for being different, but out of no where a shark appears. The fish hide but the excluded fish is left out with the shark. Rainbow fish feels bad and goes out to help as the others follow. The fish is saved and all the fish all play fin tag together! This book just like the first shows you that you can't judge others for being different and to help others when they need it.


Rainbow Fish now has lots of friends to play with and is extremely happy. But that happiness fades after a little striped fish asks to play with the others and is told no. Rainbow Fish remembers what it feels like to be alone and is afraid that is what will happen to him again if he stands up to his new friends.


This book was written as a sequel to The Rainbow Fish, but could also be read alone. I loved this book! Books with great lessons that are interesting to children are hard to come by, and this one does a wonderful job. I also love how it incorporates bullying. I think a lot of kids (and adults, as well) struggle with wanting to fit in and wanting to do what's right. In this story, Rainbow Fish first decides to leave another fish out and just hang out with his friends. But later, when the lonely fish is in trouble, Rainbow Fish knows just what to do, and convinces his friends to help him save the fish!We need more positive stories like this that make the nice guy the hero! This book truly can serve a purpose to all ages, and I would recommend it to every child and parent I know!



Rosa Cline

When a new little fish wants to come and join Rainbow Fish and his friends to play the game they are playing...they don't let him and make him feel bad because he doesn't have a flashy scale. The fish goes away but danger comes and Rainbow Fish and friends run to safety but the new fish doesn' know what to do... Rainbow fish remembers when he didn't have friends and how it felt so he goes out and helps and soon his friends come to help as well. They tell the new fish they will play a different game one that he can join them with.

Angela Barakat

I read this with both my children.

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