Review :: You Can't Win Them All, Rainbow Fish :: Marcus Pfister

My three year old daughter loves books - which is awesome, and means that kids' books have a huge (and cherished) place in our lives right now. So, I thought it might be fun to share some kids' books stuff here sometimes - current faves, new releases, and some reviews too.

Now, most of the books I get specifically for review are from NetGalley, which means they are ebooks. To start off with I was a little bit unsure about e-versions of picture books - how does that even work? But it turns out it's actually ok (although I think this is one case where actual books are definitely better).

So, today we read the newest adventure of the Rainbow Fish: You Can't Win Them All, Rainbow Fish. I was especially curious to see how this book translated to being read on the iPad, given part of the beauty of the Rainbow Fish is in the sparkly foil details in the illustrations. But I thought it came across pretty well anyway - those gorgeous watercolour illustrations are amazing. (The bright pink in the picture show us where the foil-y bits will be)

 
"Everyone loses once in a while. But being a good sport when you lose isn't always easy - not even for Rainbow Fish. A lighthearted look at accepting loss without losing your sparkle."

This little lesson from Rainbow Fish came at a perfect time for us - we're currently talking quite a bit about feelings, and how it's ok to be angry/jealous/sad/embarrassed sometimes. Rainbow Fish's outburst when playing with his friends - and the resolution - also gave us an opportunity to talk about how these feelings might make us behave and how to deal with having acted in a way we wished was different.

We thought this was a really sweet and fun book - just like I'd expect from Rainbow Fish! =)

Xo Bron

You Can't Win Them All, Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is out now from North South Books Inc.
I received an e-book copy in exchange for an honest review, but only chose to read it because it sounded like something my daughter and I would enjoy (life's too short to read books we don't think we'll enjoy). All opinions on my blog are my own, and I wouldn't tell you it was good if I didn't really think so. =)

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