Papa Cardinal tells his chicks a story of how birds gave the world the rainbow in a story that has been passed down through generations.
A Rainbow of Birds by Janet Halfmann is a vibrant story of color that celebrates the tradition of storytelling. In this imaginative idea that capitalizes on legends and the ancient art of storytelling, children find a fanciful and fun story of how birds came together–sometimes after a squabble–to create the world’s first rainbow. In her trademark habit of educating and entertaining, Halfmann has included fun facts about rainbows, the magic of leprechauns, and rainbow activities and crafts.
Artist Jack Foster has truly outdone himself with the vibrant and occasionally zany characters depicted in this story. I always enjoy Foster’s work, but this book is so stunning it warrants special mention. Coupled with Halfmann’s delightful text, I could imagine and almost hear the story taking place through my office window.
Nature lovers, lovers of legends, and those who enjoy books where storytelling plays a role will want to snatch this one up right away.
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I received a free digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.