Gold winner of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in the category of “Mind-Body-Spirit/Self-Esteem.”
Rainbow is a lizard who, like us all, wants to be accepted by his friends. And, like each of us, Rainbow is unique. He has a gift to share, but he must first believe in himself and be willing to take risks. Author Sarah Froeber takes us on a vivid journey through seaside Buxtonia as our tiny friend juggles the pursuit of his own dreams and the fear of being rejected by his peers. This story moves through a sensory world, rich in sounds and colors of nature. Paired with Ginny Chenet’s stunning illustrations, the animals and flowers pop into our nearly three-dimensional larger-than-life view: sway with the giant sunflower, come face-to-face with the hungry raccoon, climb the magnificent lighthouse.
Rainbow’s Orchestra is a timeless story of friendship and belonging, of daring to be happy, of self-confidence and claiming our personal joy. Timeless? Yes. But also the perfect tale for today, when everyone in the world yearns to be accepted exactly for who they are.