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Rainbow Fish and the Sea Monsters' Cave

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  142 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Boasting the same eye-catching holographic foil stamping of the earlier books in the best-selling series, this eagerly awaited new book featuring Rainbow Fish will delight his millions of fans. It's Rainbow Fish's most challenging adventure yet, for he must brave the Sea Monsters' Cave, rumored to be the most dangerous place in the ocean, to find healing algae to cure the ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by NorthSouth
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Apr 16, 2016 Kelsey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-ambi
Not everything is as it seems. When the Bumpy-Backed Fish gets ill, he needs red algae to get better. Rainbow Fish and Little Blue Fish volunteer to help their friend by going to the only place where red algae grows, past the Sea Monster's Cave. All the fish gather and gossip about how many scary monsters live there and try to convince Rainbow Fish and Little Blue Fish not to go. Seeing their friend is very ill, they could not move on without helping him. As they enter the Sea Monster's Cave, th ...more
Rosa Cline
Oct 13, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
There are several 'Rainbow Fish' books as a spin off of the original Rainbow Fish book. They have all been 'okay' but this one was really nice! Rainbow Fish and his little friend go in search of an algae that their friend needs to get better. No one else wants to go after it because it is on the other side of the 'sea monsters cave' and is super scary! But Rainbow Fish and his small friend know that they must over come their fear if their other friend is to get better. So they set off and endure ...more
Apr 19, 2015 Amber rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Rainbow Fish was a classic story when I was growing up, so I was so excited when I picked this one up to read because I had never read it before. However, while it wasn't a terrible story, I was kind of disappointed with it. I felt like most of the story was good, but the ending could have been better. I felt like it just ended without any sense of an ending. I did like the message that it sends for children that even though you are scared of something, you can overcome those fears by facing the ...more
Bryce Skiles
Feb 06, 2015 Bryce Skiles rated it really liked it
This book is about friendship, kindness, and courage to me. I think that it shows how much courage you can build up if you are doing something for a friend. In the book the rainbow fish offers to go through the sea monsters cave to get the other side and get red algae for the bumpy-backed fish. The rainbow fish and the little blue fish set off to go through the sea monster cave and conquer it together. When they come back through it they get curious and look too see what the sea monsters actuall ...more
Apr 22, 2012 Nadya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: courage, helping
Review: The Rainbow Fish is a wonderful series. Each story has a moral/theme to teach children. Rainbow Fish and his friend help bumpy-backed fish. They faced their fears to help a friend out. I love the illustration in this book especially that each fish had a sparkly scale that Rainbow Fish had even each fish in another book. The theme of this story is to overcome your fears and learning to face your fears.

Learning Experience: This would be a great book to introduce when a student in the clas
Melina Kinder
Apr 16, 2014 Melina Kinder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like these books because they always teach a moral lesson to kids. This one has to do with facing your fears and realizing that they weren't that scary once you saw them for what they were. But I like the fact that the rainbow fish decides to confront them even when all his friends tell him that he shouldn't
May 29, 2012 Fjóla rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 3 - 6 year olds
I really liked the illustrations in this one. It's even better than the first one, The Rainbow Fish. Each new page comes in a new hue, and they're so pretty you almost want to eat them. My son was really uneasy when he realized in the story they were headed for a sea monster's cave. I had to promise him we would skip a page if it was too scary, and indeed we went through some of them pretty fast. But rest assured, there's nothing bad in this book and in fact it's a good lesson in courage.

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Sarah Stumphf
Sep 11, 2014 Sarah Stumphf rated it really liked it
The colorful illustrations in these books always appeals to young children.
Daena Gibbons
Apr 08, 2016 Daena Gibbons marked it as to-read
This book inspired us for Declan's birthday!
Mar 15, 2009 Ebookwormy rated it really liked it
This book is hit in our house! The graphics, with a little silvery shine on each fish, are wonderfully engaging. The story is also good. Basically, it is about overcoming fears and how many of our fears turn out to be unfounded. This is a secular book, and I would like my kids to approach challenges with both prayer and courage, but we all still enjoy the courage and clarity of this work. Looking forward to more Rainbow Fish!
May 13, 2016 Ritz rated it really liked it
Rainbow Fish excites the kids as always. The overwhelming positive response was not surprising, tbh.
Jun 19, 2012 Vrena rated it really liked it
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Mar 09, 2013 Betsy rated it really liked it
This Rainbow Fish book is all about facing a fear and discovering it wasn't that scary in the first place. A great book to read aloud when something new is coming up in the class to help children see they can overcome their fears. Grades k through 2nd.
Codie Gates
Jan 14, 2012 Codie Gates rated it really liked it
Rainbow Fish does it again. He and his friend, little blue fish, have to face their fears to help a friend. On their way back, they realize that the things that scared them, aren't really scary at all.
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Apr 08, 2008 Anime Chick (Brittany ^ ^) rated it did not like it
Aw!!!!!!!!! What a stupid book for kidz! I really was looking forward to reading it!
Mar 20, 2013 Amy rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens, reviewed
The fish are sparkly, the story, though, is a bit lackluster.
Feb 26, 2009 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
I love all Rainbow Fish!
Aug 24, 2011 Theresa rated it liked it
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learning to face your fears
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Marcus Pfister was born in Berne, Switzerland, and began his career as a graphic artist in an advertising agency. In 1983, he decided to dedicate more time to artistic pursuits, and began to write and illustrate his first book, The Sleepy Owl, which was published in 1986. His best-known work to date is The Rainbow Fish, which has remained on bestseller lists across the United States since 1992.

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