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


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A brand new title in the bestselling Rainbow Fish series!

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!

Rating: 4 Stars

The latest addition to the bestselling Rainbow Fish series, You Can’t Win Them All, Rainbow Fish teaches a good lesson with the right balance of fun, bright artwork and seriousness.

Rainbow Fish is playing a game of hide and seek with some friends, some of which are different than he is (one is bright red, one quite a bit smaller), and while they’re playing he learns that, sometimes, you can’t win every game. Some days are better than others and, while you might be the best hide and seeker there is, even the best have off days.

This was an easy introduction to a lesson that is important for children to learn. It’s all to easy for them, in these days of instant gratification and idolization, to become quite spoiled and self indulgent. Learning that things don’t always go their way, but that you can have fun despite that is a valuable lesson and skill that will serve them well.

This is the first Rainbow Fish title I’ve read, so I can’t compare it to its predecessors in terms of quality. I will say that I did like the watercolor style of the images. I think that, were this a physical book rather than an eARC, I might have gotten a bit more of Rainbow Fish’s shimmer. There are tones in the fish’s scales that looks silvery that I think would benefit from being printed.

This gets a definite recommendation from me. I will be looking into more books from the Rainbow Fish series to see if they have the same quality of message and art.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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