A Rainbow of Friends

FOR THE WEEKEND, share this title with your child. This month we are celebrating differences!
A Rainbow of Friends is appropriate for children of all ages.
A Rainbow of Friends from author P.K. Hallinan celebrates the differences that make all people special. Friends come in all colors and sizes. They may be funny or serious, athletes or stars, shy or outgoing. But no matter our differences we can work together and be kind kind to each other. This book is wonderful reminder to celebrate our differences together!

Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Make Connections:
After you read A Rainbow of Friends take the time to talk with your child about their own friends. Is everybody exactly the same? Do they have friends, like the ones on the book, with different talents, different abilities, different clothes? When a reader is able to engage with a story in a personal way they will be more invested in the text and the entire book sharing experience.

Do this with your child:

After you read A Rainbow of Friends have you child draw apicture of their friends all together. Ask them to include something about each friend that makes them different and special. When they’re done, you can make copies of the picture for your child to share with their friends!


If you’re interested in sharing A Rainbow of Friends with your child you can find it from GuidepostBooks here

Click here to learn more about Raising a Reader and the work we do to promote early literacy and family engagement. 
Stay connected with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

Related Posts

03.20.2023 Team

What a Sweet Celebration! 

This month we’re celebrating Tymisha Sweet and her 10-year anniversary of working with Raising a Reader. You may know her as your program manager, as the master of RAR Town Halls or builder of partnerships. She is all that and so much more!  Every day, Tymisha supports Affiliates in implementing Raising a Reader programs. Connecting with Affiliates and hearing about ...

Read More
03.14.2023 Featured

We have a NEW LOOK!

Today is a big day for Raising a Reader, as we launch a new brand complete with a new logo. This is the culmination of a several-month process for Raising a Reader, informed by the input of our team, board and Affiliates.  We combined that input with a robust discovery process to develop a new brand that reflects our evolution ...

Read More