by Steve Antony (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

A joyful and fun read-along tale of one family's quest to find the Rainbowsaurus, featuring lots of colorful creatures.

We're following a rainbow to find the Rainbowsaurus.

We're following a rainbow. Would you like to join us?

Join two dads and their three children as they set off on an adventure to find the Rainbowsaurus. On their way, they meet animals that are all the colors of the rainbow who all want to find the Rainbowsaurus too.

From the author and illustrator of the Mr Panda series and The Queen's Hat collection, comes this instantly classic-feeling adventure. A perfect story to read at bedtime again and again.

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Kirkus Reviews

Exciting, colorful, and inclusive.

Review quotes

Come along and find the Rainbowsaurus! A family, consisting of what appears to be two dads and three kids, climbs a rainbow in search of the Rainbowsaurus. Along the way, they meet animals of various colors until they finally encounter the huge Rainbowsaurus, who, it turns out, was there all along. Illustrations drawn with lively linework convey motion and energy, and the bright hues of the animals and people's clothing pop against a stark white background. Compared to the rest of the animals, the Rainbowsaurus isn't quite as appealing, with vertical stripes of every color in no particular order that clash as the creature stands under a classic rainbow. Young readers will surely demand dramatic readings, however, and will be especially delight in the mismatched animal sounds—a quacking bear, a gobbling cow! The meter of the text flows well in most places, making it easy to read and reread. Any young children will love to have this book in their library, but families with same-gender parents will especially appreciate the representation. Human characters have skin the white of the page, but racial diversity is implied through the variety of hair colors and textures. Exciting, colorful, and inclusive. (Picture book. 3-5) - Kirkus Reviews
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Guided Reading Level
Crocodile Books
Publication date
February 27, 2024
BISAC categories
JUV002060 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
JUV009020 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Colors
JUV060000 - Juvenile Fiction | LGBT
Library of Congress categories

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