The Gray Day (Rainbow Days #1)

by Valerie Bolling (Author) Kai Robinson (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Rainbow Days

In this sparkly, full-color early reader series, Zoya and her puppy, Coco, love to make art -- even on a rainy day!

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This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Zoya loves to make art with her puppy, Coco. It is a perfect day to paint outside -- until it begins to rain! Zoya and Coco rush back inside with their art supplies. But together -- and with a splash of glitter -- they find creative ways to brighten the gray day.

With Kai Robinson's vibrant, full-color artwork and Valerie Bolling's engaging, easy-to-read text throughout, this sparkly series is perfect for beginning readers!

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1-An early reader bursting with color, art, and sparkles. Zoya and her puppy, Coco, love making art inspired by the world around them. Zoya likes to add glitter to make things /tra sparkly, but when a thunderstorm puts a stop to her outdoor inspiration, Zoya has to find new ways to create the art she loves. Sentences are brief enough for those learning to read but retain interest and immediacy as Zoya goes on her creative journey. Illustrations are warm and vibrant, perfect for a book about an artist and her puppy. A how-to-draw guide is included at the end to help readers create their own versions of Zoya. VERDICT A colorful, lovely addition to every early reader collection.

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Scholastic Inc.
Publication date
May 02, 2023
Rainbow Days
BISAC categories
JUV003000 - Juvenile Fiction | Art & Architecture
JUV009020 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Colors
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
Library of Congress categories
Rain and rainfall

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