How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow teaches the importance of teamwork and perseverance through seven crayons with unique personalities and their desire to see the world in color.
I’m going to start off by saying that Brooke and I love this book. We had some great talks about how the sun’s light makes a rainbow of colors when the clouds are raining down on a bright shiny day. But what if the Sun and the Clouds, who are shown as best friends in this book, get into a fight? That’s just what happens, and the Sun and the Clouds refuse to be in the sky together, so no rainbows. That’s not all, the colors start disappearing from the Earth until there is no color left. It’s up to a box of seven small crayons that were forgotten in a school desk to take action and save the colors and the rainbow.
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow is a book about determined friends who want to save the friendship of the Sun and Clouds. They realize very quickly they have to do something drastic and set out to create the biggest rainbow they can to show how colors are so important in the world. Will it be enough for the Sun and Clouds to start keeping the world warm, the gardens growing, and the sky full of beautiful rainbows? Through teamwork and perseverance the seven little crayons are out to prove that they can accomplish just that! This is a fun and enjoyable read and is also extremely COLORFUL. Love it.
About Sky Pony Press: Sky Pony Press, with 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. Their 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 they publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, they 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 always wondered what would happen if the world lost its colors. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
About the Illustrator: 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. She lives in London, England.
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