A Rainbow Of Grey.Hands up all those who know the story of The Rainbow Fish? If you don't, here it is in a nutshell:
Rainbow Fish has lots of lovely coloured scales, Blue Fish wants one, Rainbow says no. Rainbow is henceforth ostracized by the fishy community. Rainbow upset, goes to see the Wise
Rainbow feels the love, and proceeds to give away all his lovely scales. Forever more, everyone has one pretty scale each, Rainbow is rainbow no more, but lives happily ever after.
This has been sold as a christian allegory for kids for years, but I never saw it like that.
I can't remember where I saw it, but in one online discussion it was remarked upon as being more communistic than christian. I have to agree with that.
For one thing, sharing is all well and good, but to give away everything?
Anothing thing to ponder: regarding the Blue Fish, whatever happened to taking no for an answer? Disappointment is a part of life, but I guess it would have been a pretty short story, even for a kid's book.
What is wrong with being pretty?
This mob have put together some discussion suggestions to relate it back to bible studies for youngsters, and I can see where they are coming from, but I still don't agree.
It's all a bit to culty with the lovebombing and socialism.
I am so glad Magilla prefers Dr Seuss.
Ahhhhh. Propaganda for children. Get them young and you've got them for life.