Thursday, May 19, 2016

How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow - a bookwrap

What makes a rainbow in the sky?

A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc.


Unwrapping some delightful illustrations...

About the book...

The sun and clouds have always been the best of friends and together they tend to their beloved earth.  United they create colourful, magical rainbows that are a wonder to behold and their favourite thing to do.  

 But one day they have a dispute... well actually sad to say, it is a fight, which results in a parting of ways.  Each goes to his own corner of the sky and refuses to make up.  Oh my!

As a result the colours fade from the earth leaving everything a dull grey colour and sadly the happiness of life dissipates too. The whole world is drab and dreary and very depressing... colourless.  

But all is not lost. In a lone classroom there is one abandoned box of crayons, seven in all, who manage to wiggle their way out of their confined desk and succeed in igniting the world with spectacular colours once again.  Hurray!!!

They get their points together and devised a plan to draw rainbows all over the world which at first make little difference.  Then they create one so BIG, and BOLD and BEAUTIFUL  that the sun and clouds can't help but notice.  Will the crayon's idea work?  Will the sun and the clouds be reunited and go back to colouring the world and making people happy once again?  

This special book teaches kids about the importance of teamwork and never giving up.  When unification takes place, and hearts are set on one goal then wondrous things can be accomplished no matter how insignificant the participants may seem.  The illustrations are spot on perfect.  They are colourful, expressive and very kid-friendly. I highly recommend this book.


"Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home."

About the author...

Monica Sweeney loves crayons and rainbows and she always wondered what would happen if the world lost its colours.  She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where she likes to read and think up stories. 

Feronia Parker Thomas is an illustrator who loves to sketch and scribble all day.  She has a fondness for bears and penguins but would probably prefer a dog as a pet.  Fernonia lives and works in London, England. 

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