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Rainbows and Dots: Simple, Happy Things for Young Readers

The Rainbow Book ($9.99 Accord Publishing, *ages 6 and up) by Kate Ohrl is a beautiful, uncomplicated and unique book. Die cutouts of snowflake-like shapes feature different vivid colors of the rainbow, against a black background. The colors of bottom pages can be seen through the top pages, creating a lovely rainbow. One sentence on each page describes how each color “feels.” The book is designed to not only teach children about colors, but also stirs up their creativity. Simply said, The Rainbow Book makes me .

* Please note that this book is not recommended to children under 3 due to a potential choking hazard.

Dot ($14.99, Farrar, Straus Giroux/MacMillan Children’s Publishing, ages 3 and up) by Patricia Intriago is another simple, yet wonderful book that slightly brings to mind the prose of Dick and Jane. It’s basically all about dots, their emotions, senses and actions. There’s something to be said about the simplicity of this book. It’s cute and clever – perfect for those who are just learning to read.

Books reviewed by Debbie Glade.

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