Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed)

by Ged Adamson

On Sale: 01/02/2018

Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed)

by Ged Adamson

illustrated by Ged Adamson

On Sale: 01/02/2018


About the Book

From the author-illustrator of Shark Dog!, Ged Adamson, comes this beautiful story about the power of friendship between a young girl and a very special rainbow.

The rain had stopped and the sun was coming out. And Ava knew that meant one thing…A RAINBOW!

And not just any rainbow—this was the most beautiful rainbow Ava had ever seen. She wished that it could stay up in the bright sky forever. When the rainbow was still there the next day, and the next day, Ava realized it was true—the rainbow had decided to stay! Everyone loved the rainbow as much as Ava. And she was happy.

But when people start to lose interest in the rainbow, Ava learns that sometimes the rare and special things in life are the most valuable and precious of all.

Critical Praise

“A sweet cautionary tale about a world that requires constant novelty...” — Kirkus Reviews

“Adamson’s animated cartoon artwork features comical, goggle-eyed characters rendered in loose, sketchy pencil lines and lots of bright watercolor washes, and the spectacular rainbow at the center of it all is charmingly expressive. Whimsical illustrations and a breezy lesson about value make this a great choice for group storytime.” — Booklist

“Satisfying illustrations by the author mix detailed pencil line drawing with swaths of vivid watercolor for visually appealing scenes with humorous details. On one especially delightful spread, the rainbow continues to beam over an otherwise dark town, casting a glow over the rooftops while residents look up in wonder. “ — School Library Journal

“The book is a good launching point for discussing themes of appreciation and gratitude; the message is clear without weighing down a lighthearted narrative.” — School Library Journal

“Children will thoroughly enjoy this colorful read-aloud, whether one-on-one with an adult or during group storytimes.” — School Library Journal

“The paradoxical notion that more is sometimes less is conveyed creatively and convincingly here...” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062670809
  • ISBN 10: 0062670808
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/02/2018
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings under Animals)
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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