I am a parent fan of the original "RainBow Fish" book, so I was excited when a second book about the glittering fish came out. But like many sequels, this storybook does not come close to matching the quality of the first. It almost seems as though Marcus Pfister, though lacking a good idea for a continuation of Rainbow Fish's life, was overeager to get another book published. The plot was lacking the entertainment and moral value of the first book. Even the enchanting illustrations of the first book were not to be found here. Yes, there are watercolor illustrations by Pfister in this one, but they are washed out and look as though little effort was put into them. The greatest test of a children's storybook is the ability of it to get and keep a child's attention... My child was simply not interested. That is the largest contributing factor in my low rating of this book. If you feel compelled to read this book to your child, borrow it from the library. This is not a book you or your child will want to read again and again.