I recently received a review copy of the book Love is the Color of a Rainbow by Kathy Parra. Juliet and I settled down on our couch one afternoon and read it together.
We loved it.
The story is of a little girl and her mother. The girl is blind and her mother is explaining to her all the colors of a rainbow.
She walks her daughter through the yard and has her touch different objects in nature to feel what the colors are like.
For green, she feels the gentle brush of willow leaves on her skin; to experience red, she eats a ripe tomato picked from the garden, etc.
Color books are always fun, but I especially like the unique perspective that this one comes from. It opened up a new world to Juliet--one where people cannot see, but can still feel and experience the world around them.
It also celebrates the love and dedication of mothers--I can see this one appearing on my mother's day list.
The illustrations are just as beautiful as the story--Candace Keach did a brilliant job making me feel like I was there in the story with the characters.
You can find out more about this book on Kathy's website.