I always find this time of year so dark and dreary, especially so this year during lockdown, so it’s important to look for the positives around you and have hope that things will get brighter. ‘How do you Make a Rainbow?’ is certainly one of those books which encourages readers to think about what makes them happy – even the very smallest of things – and to focus on those during the dark times.
‘How do you make a rainbow? This joyful story, written by Caroline Crowe and illustrated by Cally Johnson-Isaacs, shows how to find colour and hope when days seem dim and grey: celebrating love, positivity and the precious relationship between a child and her grandad.
Stuck inside on a cloudy day, a little girl asks her grandad to help her paint a rainbow on the sky. But as Grandad tells her, rainbows aren’t painted on the sky, they grow out of kindness, hope, and helping other people.’
This is such a cheering read and really gets you to be mindful of your surroundings. There are special pages at the end of the book for readers to create their own rainbow of things which are special and make them happy.
The bouncy text and vibrant illustrations certainly lift your mood as you’re reading – they’re also great for teaching young children about colours! 3+
As part of the blog tour, I’ve been asked to think about the colour blue and share something of that colour which makes me happy. The answer was easy to find – I really love those crisp winter’s days when the sun is shining, the ground is frosty and the sky is a bright and glorious blue!
What would go into your personal rainbow?
*Many thanks to Macmillan Children’s Books for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour*