The Rainbow Book

Kate Ohrt

There’s no denying it – when I see the colour yellow, I feel happy.

Colours are strongly associated with emotions and the recently published The Rainbow Book by Kate Ohrt explores this relationship in language suitable for pre-schoolers.

Using colours on a black background and intricate die-cut pages that overlap to create a stunning kaleidoscope effect, Ohrt looks at the emotions traditionally linked to particular colours – “When I feel red, I am fiery and bold. When I feel orange, I am energetic and strong.”

At the end of the book, all the colours lead to a bright ‘rainbow of feelings’. This is a simple but lovely book for preschoolers – expect a lot of page turning (forwards and backwards) as kids explore the layering of the colours.

Check our other reviews of books about colours and emotions, including Kathryn Otoshi’s One and The Black Book of Colours.

The Rainbow Book is $9.76 and is available from Book Depository who ship free to Australia.

Kate Ohrt

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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