Play with Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister, Author, Marcus Pfister, Illustrator . North-South $17.95 (12p) ISBN 978-0-7358-2229-0

The star of several picture books, Rainbow Fish is back in his first pop-up book, with the sparkling protagonist meeting some other aquatic creatures. The interactive elements add layering and a sense of movement as Rainbow navigates the underwater world: “Who is hiding behind those leaves? Six small seahorses!” On another spread, a blue whale tail flops up and down as the discombobulated fish “go tumbling on the Big Whale Ride!” The special effects enhance the familiar, gentle illustrations. Ages 3–up. (May)

Reviewed on: 05/18/2009
Release date: 05/01/2009
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