Tuesday, October 15, 2013

For the Love of Color

The Rainbow Stick Boy by Michael Santolini

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for a review. 

Summary: This is the story of Huey, a stick boy who is born a little different than everyone else in the town. He doesn't let his differences keep him down. Huey finds a friend who is also a little different and together they find the magic at the end of the rainbow, and discover that their differences are really only skin deep. This is a great book about diversity and the beauty within!

Review: A sweet and touching tale about diversity and the beauty of color.

The Rainbow Stick Boy was a sweet read. It had a great message that differences are only on the surface. That's a great message because it can be applied to race, ethnicity, disability, gender, physical appearance, accents, and the like. I enjoyed the pictures. They were very colorful and simple. While I am not a child, I felt that there wasn't too much on one page and that the book should keep a child's attention. It's a quick read and worth reading even if you have no children.


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to those who have children, anyone who is a children at heart, or anyone looking to read a story with a good message.

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