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 You can't win them all, rainbow fish (Rainbow Fish)
 Author: Pfister, Marcus

 Publisher:  NorthSouth (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 29 cm

 BTSB No: 713711 ISBN: 9780735842878
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Fishes -- Fiction
 Hide-and-seek -- Fiction
 Sportsmanship -- Fiction

Price: $23.26

Everyone loses once in a while. But being a good sport when you lose isn't always easy-not even for Rainbow Fish.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 502520

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (04/15/17)
   Booklist (06/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2017 Being a good sport when things do not go your way is a hard lesson for many preschoolers. In this welcome addition to the Rainbow Fish series, Rainbow Fish is confident in his hide-and-seek skills, but when new friend Red Fin and then even Little Blue, a young and inexperienced player, successfully beat him, Rainbow Fish is frustrated and upset. Instead of accepting loss as part of the game, he leaves his friends in anger. Little Blue worries that he did something wrong, when he was only giving the game his best effort. The message about good sportsmanship is delivered in a nonjudgmental manner. Short, simple, and to the point, the text makes clear why children in a similar situation would be unhappy, and how to resolve matters peacefully. Red Fin reminds Rainbow Fish that friends are more important than winning, and points out that Rainbow Fish’s behavior is spoiling the fun for everyone. Pfister’s signature art style, with vivid colors, fuzzy outlines, and the iconic foil highlights, is well suited to the gentle story. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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