This book teaches a valuable lesson on friendship. It tells about the most beautiful fish in the ocean who refuses to share one of his shining scales. All the fish in the sea leave him alone, and he goes to the wise octopus for advice. She tells him to give away his scales, and he does except for one. He is less beautiful, but he ends up with new friends and is the happiest fish in the sea.
This would be a great activity to do at the beginning of the year and let students decorate a fish with different colored scales that have how they can be a good friend written on them.
Lexile: AD 610L