It’s my stop on the colourful blog tour for How Do You Make a Rainbow? by Caroline Crowe and Cally Johnson-Isaacs. Alongside my review, I’ll be sharing our favourite rainbow crafts AND hosting a competition, giving you the chance to win a copy of this fabulous picture book!
So, how are rainbows made? Well, there’s the scientific answer. And then there is this beautifully illustrated picture book, that answers the question another way. This book is all about how we can create a rainbow as a symbol of hope. And that is what a loving grandad explains to his granddaughter, one rainy day.
Told in a lovely bouncy rhyme, the girl and her grandad think of all the things they love to do together. Colour-by-colour, we see them doing so many fun things together. For orange, they kick autumn leaves, watch sunsets, carve pumpkins and even dress up as tigers!
For green, we see them planting new trees outdoors. And as they do these colourful activities, their personal rainbow is created.
Rainbows have become such a beacon of hope for all of us during the Covid-19 pandemic. This book showcases the powerful symbolism of the rainbow. Rather than focusing on the science of how a rainbow is created, it shows children how we create a personal rainbow of hope and love, through togetherness and kindness.
How Do You Make a Rainbow? by Caroline Crowe and Cally Johnson-Isaacs is a beautiful, uplifting picture book that will put a smile on your face.
At the back of the book is a section which invites the reader to build their own rainbow of things they love to do, almost like a journal! It’s a fantastic addition to the book and my little girl’s face lit up when she saw it.
As we go through the How Do You Make a Rainbow? blog tour, each reviewer has been sharing something they love from a colour of the rainbow. The Teacher Bookworm kicked things off with “red” crafts earlier this week – a red shirt for the Welsh Rugby Team. Our colour is “orange”, which is PERFECT because my daughter LOVES orange. You may have seen from other reviews, she adores pumpkins and we often make “pumpkin cakes” aka orange cupcakes! But this week, was special as it was Pancake Day! So we made some yummy chocolate orange pancakes!
Make sure you read along with the rest of the blog tour to see what colourful things everyone else loves. Next up is Books For Boys with the colour yellow!
If you can’t wait to get started creating your own rainbow craft journal, then don’t panic! How Do You Make a Rainbow? Is out TODAY! We wish Caroline, Cally and the Macmillan team a very happy publication day!
Published by Macmillan, 18 February 2021
If you want to WIN a copy of How Do You Make a Rainbow? check out my giveaway running on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For a bonus entry leave a comment below, telling me what ORANGE things you love to do. Good luck!
If you are curious to see the other books my daughter likes with “orange” themes. Here are a few reviews of her favourites:
And if you can’t get enough of rainbows, take a look at my reviews of these gorgeous books:
I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.