Marcus Pfister was born in Bern, Switzerland. After studying at the Art School of Bern, he apprenticed as a graphic designer and worked in an advertising agency before becoming self-employed in 1984. His debut picture book, The Sleepy Owl, was published by NorthSouth Books in 1986, but his big breakthrough came six years later with The Rainbow Fish. Today Marcus has illustrated over fifty books, which have been translated into more than fifty languages and received countless international awards. He lives with his wife, Debora, and his children in Bern.
Saturated blues and greens, with splashes of yellow and pink, infuse the underwater world.
– Vicky Smith, Kirkus Reviews
Short, simple, and to the point, the text makes clear why children in a similar situation would be unhappy, and how to resolve matters peacefully...Pfister’s signature art style, with vivid colors, fuzzy outlines, and the iconic foil highlights, is well suited to the gentle story.