Book Review: A Rainbow Of Birds

Young readers can enjoy this colorful tale of how the rainbow came to be!

Title: A Rainbow of Birds
Author: Janet Halfman
Illustrations: Jack Foster
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781616334628; 1616334622


One rainy day Papa Cardinal snuggled close to his little chicks to tell them a story of long ago. He told them how birds get lively after a good rain. They all band together and fly from one end of the sky to the other. The robins flew next with their orange breast all lined up. Then came the yellow warblers, the green parrots and blue jays, but not before they squabble over who would be the first of them. And so, the story went on with indigo buntings and purple martins. All of the beautiful birds with their streaming colors filled the sky. When the sun finally appeared, all of the birds chirped and sang and gave the world a rainbow.

Author Janet Halfman and illustrator Jack Foster have created a colorful tale of how the rainbow came to be. Cheery illustrations are bold and bring the many birds to life. Fun rainbow facts are included to give young readers a better understanding of how a rainbow works. Also included is a brief explanation of why the Irish cherished the rainbow. Readers can learn to make their own rainbows and more. Parents and teachers can use this tool to teach colors and color mixing. Simple sentence structure makes learning to read fun and easy.