September 12, 2009
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Books

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4 Comments on “ Jordan Mechner on Marcus Pfister’s Rainbow Fish ”

  • Kelvin Kao | September 14th, 2009 5:44 am

    Haha. Or the Disney movie edition!

  • David Anaxagoras | September 14th, 2009 9:20 pm

    I once read a book to my preschool class called something like “The Littlest Pumpkin” about the smallest pumpkin at the pumpkin stand that no one wants to buy. All his friends — the bigger pumpkins — get sold and by the middle of the book, he’s left all alone, unwanted, on the cart.
    And just as a joke, I closed the book at that point and said “The End”.
    The kids just shrugged and got up to play. “Wait, come back! There’s more story!” I called…
    My whole class just accepted it. Yeah, life is like that.

  • George O'Connor | September 19th, 2009 1:38 am

    Brilliant. I never could stand the message of that book.

  • janeyolen | September 29th, 2009 3:04 am

    Aha–that’s JUST the way I would read it if forced at gunpoint to offer it to kids. I keep it alongside two other books that I feel have seriously deranged messages that lightweight readers think are about “love”–LOVE YOU FOREVER and THE GIVING TREE.

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