May 4, 2018

The Rainbow Gnome – Our Book Review

Being total book worms in our house, I never like to turn down a book review.  So it was a pleasure to receive The Rainbow Gnome by Luis Weston to review a few weeks ago.  We all know reading is so important for a child’s development.  It assists with your child’s social and emotional skills as well as helping them grow into a confident and happy learner.  It’s also a lovely way to spend some time together at the end of the day. Or at any point of the day in fact! I got all three involved with this one!

A copy of the book The Rainbow Gnome

The Rainbow Gnome story

The Rainbow Gnome is a magical story aimed for preschoolers and beyond.  It focuses on a little boy called Joe whose mission is to find out where rainbows come from.  Joe embarks on a journey and meets some  colourful characters along the way, who help him with his quest to find out where a rainbow begins.

The story is one that rhymes as well as having repetitive phrases throughout the book.  This is a great way to captivate a child and allows them to join in.  My little girl W is fascinated by rhymes at the moment as she is learning about phonics so this went down well with her!  It’s a great way to encourage children to read along, join in and makes story time that bit more interactive.

B, W and Baby K sitting on my bed against the headboard reading The Rainbow Gnome

B and W reading The Rainbow Gnome

A close up of the book The Rainbow Gnome

The book is beautifully illustrated and is very colourful, which is great for little imaginations!  We’ve read this book quite a few times now, and each time W finds something new on one of the pages.  The drawings feel so real and are extremely detailed!  Even as an adult, I really stare at the pictures each time we read the book.  I am fascinated by the detail!

Our verdict

We’ve really enjoyed reading The Rainbow Gnome and it’s a book that is on the top of the reading pile so to speak!  We’ve read it quite a few times since we received it!  It’s fun and magical story line makes it enticing for any reader and the fact it’s illustrations are so colourful, also makes it interesting to look at.  It terms of its target audience, I feel it’s a perfect book for any preschooler who has a love for rainbows, rhymes and has a vivid imagination  – that’s most 4 year olds then I’d say!

Story time for us is a way of winding down.  B really likes to read to his younger siblings before bedtime – on his own terms mind!  It’s lovely to see them spend that quality time together and support each other in their own independent learning.

B and W reading The Rainbow Gnome on their tummies

W reading and holding the book

The author

The Rainbow Gnome is written by Luis Weston who is also a fellow parenting blogger over at SingleDaddyDayCare.  Luis is a single father to 2 children who is a strong advocate for co-parenting.  If this book sounds of interest to you and you budding child, then go and check it out over on Amazon where it is priced at £4.99.

Check out Kids, Cuddle and Muddle Puddles Top 5 story books for children under 5!

*This is a collaborative post and I was sent out The Rainbow Gnome to review in exchange for this post. All words, views and opinions are my own*


17 comments so far.

17 responses to “The Rainbow Gnome – Our Book Review”

  1. Chloe Busby says:

    Aww this sounds so lovely!! Great the illustrations are beautiful! I think my kids would love it xxx

  2. What lovely pictures of the children enjoying the book, it sounds really interesting

  3. Janet says:

    Children’s books with rhyming are definitely some of the easiest to get them stuck into. Love the idea of investigating rainbows.

  4. I love the look of this book and I think my boys would love it too x

  5. Vicki says:

    This sounds brilliant! Will definitely be looking at it for my boys!

  6. Laura Dove says:

    Oh what a lovely book! We love reading together and anything magic and mystical is a real hit!

  7. I think our grandson would love this. Thanks

  8. I love the sound of this book! My kids love stories like this, and the illustrations look beautiful!

  9. Kelly says:

    Aah sounds like a lovely book. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG x

  10. Ali Duke says:

    The book sounds lovely. Bright, colurful stories like this are great for kids.

  11. Jaki says:

    I’ve not heard of this book before but it looks adorable! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales.

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

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