Friends come in all shapes, sizes, and colors; they can be funny or serious, musical or athletic, outgoing or quiet. In A Rainbow of Friends, P. K. Hallinan reminds children to celebrate their differences, because those are what make each of us so special. Through colorful illustrations and upbeat verse, Hallinan shows that when we celebrate the uniqueness of others, our lives are enriched and the world is a better place for all.
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
P. K. Hallinan is the best-selling author of more than 100 inspirational stories about holidays, relationships, and life values. In addition to his writing and illustrating, P.K. is an ordained minister and well-known school speaker. He lives in the mountains above Ashland, Oregon, with his wife, Jeanne.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is powerful because of its simplicity. I can not give this book enough praise! Since our family discovered this gem a few years ago, P.K. Hallinan (who does his own illustrations) has become one of our favorites. The subtitle on earlier editions was ¿A Book to Celebrate Diversity¿. Hallinan subtly covers many aspects of diversity through his rhyming words and colorful illustrations. This book is not preachy nor is it cheesy. I like that the book does not just focus on ethnicity, disability and differences. A Rainbow of Friends touches on views, interests, dress, strengths and weaknesses it emphasizes acceptance, understanding, friendship and working together! A great book for all ages! Our family has donated copies of this book to the school library, given copies to each student in my son¿s class at school and distributed the book at community events. Heartprints is Hallinan¿s best known book I think A Rainbow of Friends is one of his best. I would also recommend How Do I Love You?.