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 in 1986, but his big breakthrough came 6 years later with The Rainbow Fish. Today, Marcus has illustrated over 50 books, which have been translated into more than 50 languages and received countless international awards. He lives with his wife Debora and his children in Bern.