Love is the Color of a Rainbow – Book Review
I knew this book was creative and special when I observed the Author’s packaging. The rainbow address label embellished the brown paper wrapping that also housed two ladybug stickers. The book itself is printed on recycled paper and was sweetly wrapped in a biodegradeable bag. I love this attention to detail and going the extra distance to present your passions.
“Love is the Color of a Rainbow”, written by Kathy Parra, tells a tale of a mother and her daughter, Willow, and their special walk in nature. This walk is embellished with color because Willow, who is blind, asks her mother “tell me what a rainbow looks like?”. Each color of the rainbow is experienced through touch, audition, aroma or taste before Willow relates the experience with a feeling. Green is gentle, red is full of life and the very shape of the rainbow is learned by tracing the arc in the pattern of a garden snail’s shell.
It is enjoyable learning how Willow’s mother teaches her daughter deeper meanings of nature without the use of outer vision. It is touching how she expresses to her daughter what a rainbow looks like. The colorful illustrations by Candace Keach compliment the story and bring each detail to life.
Nancy Williams, Author, Yoga Therapy for Every Special Child