This faithfully reproduced hand puppet, with a mouth that opens and closes, features a full complement of shimmering scales on one side and -- in keeping with the theme of The Rainbow Fish -- a single shiny scale on the other, making it ideal for storytelling. The puppet can be used by children, parents, teachers, and librarians to dramatize readings of the three Rainbow Fish books, or to create new adventures.
Marcus Pfister was born in Bern, Switzerland. After studying at the Art School of Bern, he apprenticed as a graphic designer and worked in an advertising agency before becoming self-employed in 1984. His debut picture book, The Sleepy Owl, was published by NorthSouth Books in 1986, but his big breakthrough came six years later with The Rainbow Fish. Today Marcus has illustrated over fifty books, which have been translated into more than fifty languages and received countless international awards. He lives with his wife, Debora, and his children in Bern.