Have you ever heard of the term “Rainbow Baby?” A child born after a miscarriage, or loss of an older sibling is often referred to as a Rainbow Baby. Thousands of parents suffer the heartache of a lost pregnancy or child every day. “Dream a Rainbow” is dedicated to author, Carlotta Penn’s own Rainbow Baby. See how Goober and Mama felt about such a bittersweet theme (Goober is a Rainbow Baby himself).
Goober had belly giggles when looking at these illustrations! Super Cute!
There are SO many colors in this book! I had a really great time turning the pages, and the words are even colored, too! Some parts of the story rhyme, and I love to try to repeat the rhyming sounds! I liked reading this book so much, I forgot to try to eat it. I hope you guys will understand!
8/10 I cried when Mama tried to take this book from me!
This book is a really subtle and beautiful way to introduce the concept of pregnancy loss to children. It’s not a “smack you in the face with truth” book, it’s a rolling metaphor. The words slide down the pages, and words are typed in their corresponding colors, so it’s also a wonderful learning experience.
8/10 All in All, very unique, gorgeous illustrations by Joelle Avalino, and a tender subject with beautiful metaphor.