The Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, Hardback Book

The Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale Hardback

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, colour and b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: North-South Books
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  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780735810099

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Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, by Marcus Pfister. I picked this book thinking it was the original, after reading a page I realize is one of the many rainbow fish books. In the end it's ok because this book had a great message to share just like the original had, violence is not the solution. A message that many children should learn and many adults. My favorite part of this book was how the author brought all the old fish from the original book to this one. Rainbow fish kept his friends and they are growing and learning together just like a group of students. This is a nice touch to the group of books and I feel it gives a good background story. Another part of this book I enjoyed was the pictures. Mostly because they brought back memories, but also because they show huge amounts of emotion from fish and the whale. The images allow for a child to look and see how the animal feels before they read, giving great opportunity for reading with expression. The last part I enjoyed was the push topic, I felt this book touched on bullying and making fun of people. Which is something a lot of teachers don't like to talk about but need to. More books with push topics should be read in classes to inform our students, instead of hiding them from the 'real' world for as long as possible.

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