There are so many questions and thoughts that chase through your mind! Why is the sky blue? Why do the ants queue in such a straight line? Why are some words kind and some words harsh?
How do you put a rainbow in your pocket?
The meaning of this beautiful story is hard to chase down – just like a rainbow! But it expresses something of the nature of keeping your mind free; of how the thoughts of children rush in and out of their minds with breathless rapidity; and how their wishes for themselves and the world around them are simple and tender, and should be cherished.
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Read more about this book:
- Dreamy poems like a child’s imagination. A review by Guardian Witness, Nicky Wallis. Link
- Why the ants queue in such a straight line? A review by Parents In Touch. Link
- Watch this short video introducing Hoda Hadadi, the illustrator. Link
- A book for personal contemplation. A review by Jill Bennett. Link
- Discover your own rainbow. A review by Armadillo. Link
- Poetic side of Tiny Owl Publishing. A blog post. Link
- About the simplicity and tenderness of life. A review by Books for Keeps. Link
- A Rainbow in My Pocket gives a fantastic insight into the curosity of childhood. A revoew by Laura Davies for Outside in World. Link
- It captures the fleeting, musing, dreams and concerns of a young child. Link
- A review by Children’s Books Ireland: A Rainbow in My Pocket carries an otherworldly atmosphere
- A blog: Books to make children think
About the illustrator:
- Young at my heart: an interview with Hoda hadadi (A video). Link