The Rainbow Fish, with his shimmering scales, is the most beautiful fish in the ocean but he is proud and vain and none of the other fish want to be his friend - until he learns to give away some of his most prized possessions. AGES: 4 to 8 AUTHOR: Marcus Pfister lives in Switzerland. He studied art in Berne, and has been a graphic designer and illustrator since leaving college. He worked in Zurich for two years before touring Canada, the USA and Mexico. He is the author and illustrator of many books for North-South, including 'Penguin Pete', 'Milo and the Magical Stones' and 'The Sleepy Owl'. His style is characterised by the use of simple shapes with soft outlines. The glittering Rainbow Fish is his most popular creation.