by Marcus Pfister (North-South Books New York 1992)
peace with ourselves-peace with each other-peace with the environment
recommended and still available - maybe a copy in your local library
Rainbow Fish had many brightly coloured scales but he was unwilling to share them. He became the loneliest fish in the ocean as no-one wanted to be around him because he was so selfish. A visit with a wise octopus changed his thinking. This simple but amazing tale is for all ages to enjoy and share together and contains many peace-building elements:
Rainbow Fish reluctantly began sharing his scales but he soon realised the ocean was becoming filled with beautiful fish like himself wearing beautiful scales and he felt very happy. The other fish now included him and he was no longer alone.
The message in this story can remind us of the importance of sharing Earth's resources and that happiness and selfishness cannot truly co-exist.
Critical questions to explore with children
Creative questions to explore with children
© Teaching and Learning for Peace Foundation January 2007