What Makes a Rainbow?: A Magic Ribbon Book

What Makes a Rainbow?: A Magic Ribbon Book

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by Betty Ann Schwartz, Heather J. Gondek, Dona Turner
     
 

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A rainbow of ribbons magically appear when you open the pages of this innovative book! Toddlers will love listening to the charming story and seeing a different colored ribbon with the turn of each page. The last page is sure to delight with all the colors of the rainbow. What a fun way to learn colors!

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A rainbow of ribbons magically appear when you open the pages of this innovative book! Toddlers will love listening to the charming story and seeing a different colored ribbon with the turn of each page. The last page is sure to delight with all the colors of the rainbow. What a fun way to learn colors!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581170764
Publisher:
Dalmatian Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Novelty Book Series
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
3 - 4 Years

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What Makes a Rainbow? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Alannafoxy More than 1 year ago
Such great use of creativity to use ribbons to speak to colors! My daughter absolutely cherishes this book and it has been a great resource to learn about colors.
Sally231 More than 1 year ago
I saw a review for a later publication using a snake for a similar purpose, but I'm a girl, and the child I gifted is a girl, so I looked around and found this version using a much more comforting bunny to help tell the story. The construction is ingenious and sturdy enough for a toddler's enthusiasm, and the opportunity to reinforce colors is a bonus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for teaching color and rainbow order. Great baby gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Kids love this book. Favorite bedtime story. Is a great way for them to learn their colors and have fun reading!
Futa_librarian More than 1 year ago
Wonderful present for a little kid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The rainbow grows throughout the colorful story that is filled with many creatures, colors, and other things. My son enjoys identifying the colorful ribbon colors and associating that color with the creatures. I highly recommend this book for any child.
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TKINATL More than 1 year ago
This was our daughters's FAVORITE book when she was little. She knew it by heart, and it was precious to hear her recite it. We recently purchased it for a new baby to be in hopes that they will enjoy it as much as we did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book for Teaching Colors. I first found the book at the library. After two weeks of reading it my daughter, she knew most of the colors. I added it to our home library and my son is enjoying it too. It is a great spring book to give as a gift also!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my 2 year old daughter¿s favorite books. The story is clever and the book is durable enough to withstand curious toddler hands. Repetition helps teach words and colors. It will bring a smile to any young child and is a good book for a child beginning to read. Because of the enjoyment this book has brought into our home, it has become a favorite gift item for other children. Destined to become a classic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so beautiful. It allows children to be interactive with the colorful ribbons. The text is sweet. Color words are repeated throughout and the pages are also very colorful. The ending is the best: a beautiful pop-up rainbow that makes my son smile and get excited everytime. Get this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This sweet story acquaints the reader with color, by means of an adorable ¿Little Rabbit¿ who hops through the forest questing his friends on how a rainbow is made. ¿Ladybug, what makes a rainbow?¿ asked Little Rabbit. ¿RED said Ladybug, gently closing her RED wings. You need RED to make a rainbow,¿ and a RED ribbon is displayed. Instantly engaging, each page of this book exposes a different colored satin ribbon to represent the colors of a rainbow, and in the end, a multihued pop-up rainbow is revealed! Vividly illustrated, the pastel renderings leap off the page, while the endearing images, and ¿magical¿ ribbons charm ¿little ones¿ as they learn. In spite of the instructional values, ¿What Makes a Rainbow?¿ is inaccurate! The author does not depict the colors of a rainbow properly? In 1672 Sir Isaac Newton, who was largely responsible for clarifying the origin of color, discovered that by passing sunlight through a prism created a rainbow of color, resulting in a color order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, INDIGO, violet or purple. ¿What Makes a Rainbow?¿ omits INDIGO. Why? Betty Ann Schwartz had the perfect opportunity to educate children about color theory by portraying the spectrum in its correct form. This book is SO distinctively unique from other Pop-Up Books that I hesitate in giving it ONLY four stars, but I can¿t help but wonder, ¿why do it wrong?¿ I understand this is ONLY a children¿s book, but I love it so, I want it to be RIGHT! As an artist, I hunt for imaginative, and educational children¿s books, and ¿What Makes a Rainbow?¿ is interesting, and innovative, and, despite the error, it is an exceptional book - children adore it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has the brightest colors and yet isn't too 'busy'. It involves suspense for the child as they get to see a new color added when they turn the pages. It also includes child involvement with turning the pages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent story and ingenious use of colored ribbons make this a wonderful book. There are so many childrens books to choose from and many have lack-luster story, illustrations or are like too many others. This book is set apart from the masses and I recommend it to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for any young child. I am reading it to a two year old, that I look after. He loves it, and would like to read it again and again. It is a great way of learning colors. The illustrations are fantastic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book for incorporating lessons and learining the colors of the rainbow. Also a great idea for a little classroom play. I do wish the last color would have been written as VIOLET, instead of PURPLE becuase kids are going to learn ROYGBIV, not ROYGBIP.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and think any kid would too! The use of the ribbons to make a rainbow on each page was very imaginative and makes this book different from others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why are only the male characters given a respectful title, but none of the female ones? Do colors make a rainbow, or water droplets and sunshine? The ribbons are nice, especially for toddlers to grab and pull. I received this as a gift, and when I read it to my children, I change the words to show respect to all of the characters and to tell them what really makes a rainbow.