A boy and his dog, Scout, live on an island in the Pacific NW-an island so protected from the ravages of the 20th century, that it is accessible only by water. There aren't even any cars on the island. Stunning paintings illustrate a day in the life of a boy on this island paradise and allow a glimpse at a lifestyle that most kids will never know: collecting mussels for dinner, having a snack under a maple tree, gazing off over the fields. It is a beautiful book that needs nothing other than the paintings to be an education in form, color, texture, and beauty. Rainbow Bay is more an art exhibit and essay about a lifestyle, than it is a story.