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Title: You Can’t Win Them All, Rainbow Fish
Author: Marcus Pfister
Translated by: David Henry Wilson
Publisher: North South Books
Published: June 1st, 2017
This is a brilliant addition to the Rainbow Fish stories with a serious message delivered in a way that young listeners and readers will find easy to relate to. It is targeted at children aged 4 – 8 years old. In this story Rainbow Fish doesn’t like losing when playing a game with his friends and his attitude spoils the enjoyment for everyone. He complains that the game isn’t fair and refuses to play any more. One of his friends follows him and they discuss how nice it is for someone else to win for a change. His friend also helps him apologise to the others. The message is to be a good sport, especially when you loose and it is put over in a manner that children will easily understand and relate to.
The story is beautifully illustrated and the text is presented in a clear, easy to read font that will help younger or less able readers.It is a great story in its own right but could also be used to help children understand how important it is to be a good sport and to be considerate of the feelings of others. This is definitely one that teachers of younger pupils should check out IMHO!
I requested and was lucky enough to be gifted a copy of this novel via NetGalley; this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it. It is a lovely children’s book that I have no hesitation in highly recommending.
Tilly is seven and a half – and about to make history.
When Tilly’s dad builds a time machine in the shed there’s only one place she really wants to go: back to her sixth birthday party, when she ate too many cupcakes and her mummy was still here.
But then something goes wrong! Tilly’s dad gets stuck in the past and only she can save him . . . Will they make it back in time for tea?