This book is a great story for lower elementary students. It teaches students about learning to make new friendships. I think this would be great to use as a read aloud on the first day of school and have the students write an interesting fact about themselves or something they like on a scale shaped piece of colorful paper. The teacher could put these colorful scales together to make a rainbow fish and promote unity in the classroom. On a more educational level, the students could analyze the character of the rainbow fish.
Lexile Level: AD410L