The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is a very sweet story about a little fish who does not want to give away his shiny scales, but in the end he learns the joy of sharing his scales with others. This is a classic book that has been read to children for many years and it is one that I think will continue to be read for many years! One subject that used to be very prominent in the classroom was the lesson of sharing and I think that this book does a great job of showing children what they can get out of sharing with their friends. If I were to use this book in my classroom I would do a lesson on character traits and then have the students each write a good character trait on a scale and then we would make a big rainbow fish using those scales.
Reading Level: K-5
Lexile Level: 410L