Author: Marcus Pfister
Picture & Story by Julie Haddock
Rainbow Fish is a beautiful fish with shiny scales. All
the other fish in the sea admire Rainbow Fish. The little blue fish
asked Rainbow to share one of his shiny scales. Rainbow Fish refused
and swam away.
The little blue fish was so upset he told the other fish that Rainbow
Fish was not nice. The other fish ignored Rainbow Fish which hurt his
feelings. Rainbow Fish swam by himself with noone to play with. He was
distraught so he went to talk to Mr. Octopus who told him to share one
shiny scale with another fish.
Rainbow Fish was not sure about sharing his shiny scale. He though and
thought about what the wise octopus had to say. He shared a shiny scale
and found out how happy it made him. Rainbow fish found out that
sharing can be fun and that it hurts everyone's feeling when he was not
Critical Thinking Questions:
1. In the story The
Rainbow Fish, how do you think the story would have ended if Rainbow
fish did not listen to the Octopus and he did not give his shiny scales
to the other fish?
2. How do you think the other fish felt when they
asked Rainbow fish for a scale and he would not give it away? Why do
you think that Rainbow Fish would not give his scales away? How would
you have felt if you were the other fish? How would you have felt if