Kid Lit: You Can’t Win Them All, Rainbow Fish

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

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

Published on June 6, 2017.

Goodreads Summary:
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!

My Thoughts:
This picture book deals with a very tough issue for kids: losing gracefully. Rainbow Fish and his friends are playing Hide-and-Seek, but Rainbow Fish cannot find anyone. And then he doesn’t hide himself very well. He gets frustrated and quits the game, spoiling everyone’s fun. Hi best friend, Red Fin, helps him see the error of his ways, and gets the game back on track.

I could really relate to this book. Losing is hard for my son, and none of us really handle it very well when he gets upset while playing games. I think reading this book together will help open up the dialog about how he handles losing.

This book is relatively short, but it’s pretty wordy on each page, so it’s best suited for ages 4-8. It deals with a difficult subject in a way that isn’t too preachy. I really enjoyed it.

My Rating: 4 Stars

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