Redolent of the work of Eric Carle, this beautiful book attempts to capture the ephemeral thoughts and wishes of a young child. The poetic sentences of the text take the reader gently through a week of images and fleeting wishes. It’s a week in which you are encouraged, if you can’t fit the rainbow in your pocket, to make your dreams so big that you can fit whatever you like inside of them.
The delicate collages of the art work reflect the fragile and fleeting nature of a young child’s curiosity. Just like a rainbow, the meaning of the story is hard to capture or define. Think of it more as a series of impressionist thoughts that are here, then gone. It’s about the simplicity and tenderness of life. It’s about the naivety of a child’s wonder at the natural world. But mostly it’s about what to do when you can’t fit the rainbow in your pocket.
Written and illustrated by an experienced Iranian team, this is a book to linger over, to ponder, and to prompt dialogue with any young child about the magic and wonder of their own world.
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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