Genevieve is a little shepherdess with a big imagination. When she finds a sad, pale rainbow, she tells him funny stories until he cries happy tears and his colors return. Genevieve's sheep are caught in the colorful rain of tears and become the "Rainbow Sheep". Suggested age range for readers: 4 years (read to by a parent) to 10 years (reading alone). 12 Fiber art illustrations. Included four full pages of Felting for Fun for kids, glossary & fiber art activities.
|Publisher:||Guardian Angel Publishing|
|Edition description:||Large Print|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.06(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Genevieve is a shepherdess who keeps her sheep out on a flowered hillside overlooking a green forest with a gleaming ocean in the distance. The sheep include Gertie the trickster, Martha the good mother, Betty who jumps, and Tessa with the temper. One day, after a whole week of rain, when the sheep are grey and dirty brown instead of white, the rainbow appears, but it is very sad because it is lonely and bored. However, Genevieve has a big imagination, so she begins to tell the rainbow funny stories. Will she be able to make him happy? Author Kim Chatel was born in Canada and now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and an assortment of animals. In addition to being a writer, she is also a photographer and a fiber artist. Rainbow Sheep has nine full-page fiber art illustrations that are warm and soft. Children will enjoy them. It also includes four full pages of 'Felting for Fun' with instructions on how to make your own 'rainbow sheep.' Thus, the book gives two ways for parents to interact with their children. They can both read and craft together. I found this cute book really enjoyable and highly recommend it to parents with young children.
Rainbow Sheep by Kim Chatel - inspired by Genna. With the charming elements of sheep, a rainbow, and a very imaginative girl named Genevieve, Kim Chatel brings this delightful story to life. After enjoying this tale, you will never look at rainbows the same way again. The book may have you wondering if your new red wool sweater came from one of Genevieve¿s beautiful little sheep. Tickling clouds is a great way to get little storm makers to drift away, and Genevieve is an expert. I enjoyed all the magical creatures she invented, as she painted vivid images in the yarns she told to the rainbow. The laughing rainbow crying colorful tears gave the sheep a unique look and made them famous. Kim¿s adorable felted sheep are very special and the craft instructions at the back of the book, along with her video guide, are a must do activity to add to the charm of the adventure. This story is impressive, and it will be featured in a television pilot for children that will promote the magic of reading. Rainbow Sheep is the perfect example of the type of book that is the best key to unlock our imaginations. - Sue Thurman, Television Producer & Author
'Rainbow Sheep' by Kim Chatel, a children¿s picture book, is brimming over with creativity, much like the rainbow in the story brims over with colorful tears of happiness. A young shepherdess named Genevieve tires of constant rain that falls from the sky for an entire week 'like snakes slithering down the hill', making her sheep 'muddy and cold'. She takes matters into her own hands, climbing to the top of her hill which is 'as tall as a castle spire' and tickles the clouds until they part and roll away. A rainbow appears, but its colors are pale because it¿s bored. Genevieve tries telling stories about the forest to the rainbow, but it¿s not impressed. Finally, Genevieve tells fantastic stories about the 'kingdom of the mermaids' under the ocean. The rainbow¿s interested in that, and its colors brighten. Genevieve goes on to say that the mermaids have 'fancy, masked balls where the sharks dance with the dolphins to the music of the whales.' Then Genevieve tells about jousting seahorses. The rainbow smiles, then laughs so hard, happy, colorful tears spring from its eyes and color the sheep with its various colors. After that, people journey from miles around to see the 'rainbow sheep', and they stay to listen to the shepherdess spin stories. After the fictional part of the story, the author provides extensive instruction on how to make the type of felt artwork shown in the book, and includes information for various ages. This book is like two books in one, and well worth the purchase.
What do you do to cure a bored, lonely rainbow? In Kim Chatel¿s latest book, Rainbow Sheep, Genevieve the shepherdess tells him tales that tickle him into happy tears. Those colourful tears transform her flock from grey and dirty brown, into rainbow sheep. The delightful illustrations in this picture book come from Chatel¿s own fiber art. There is a section Felting for Fun, after the main story, where Chatel explains how children can make a rainbow sheep of their own. What a great idea to combine the fun of reading with the joy of craft! In a recent interview with Mayra Calvani of Blogcritics Magazine, Kim Chatel said ¿Sometimes it's hard to pick one voice out of the noise.¿ With Rainbow Sheep, Chatel has proved she¿s one writer whose voice can rise above the flock. Chatel has an instinctive understanding of what makes a picture book work. From the muted colours of the felted art work, to the gentle humour of the text, Chatel has presented the reader with a satisfying package. She uses simple, yet expressive, language ¿ the clouds were heavy and grey, like the belly of a sleepy kitten, with her own deft touches of humour ¿ the sheep were pleasantly steaming in the sun. Quirky and delightful, Rainbow Sheep will be an asset to any school, library or home bookshelf. As a gift for a special child, it could begin a fascinating hobby. If you purchase Rainbow Sheep from Chatel¿s own web site, you receive a signed copy of the book and a felted sheep of your own. You can also link to a movie about felting and enter a children¿s short story contest.