Yesterday was National Find a Rainbow Day. I love this idea. Looking for rainbows seems like a beautiful thing to do especially during these difficult times around the world. Rainbows have always seemed some how quite miraculous to me.
Moonbear has never seen a rainbow. He thinks the sky is on fire. He rushes off with his pot of water and after climbing a hill he tosses the water at the rainbow. Just at the moment the rainbow fades away. Little Bird knows the truth about rainbows. He knows you can find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and this is exactly what happens. Little Bird calls out to Moonbear and tells him to come over to the hollow tree. Inside they find honey!
"Bear made honey cakes.
After dinner they went for a boat ride.
For a long while they were very quiet.
Then Little Bird said, 'So it was a rainbow, and I found the pot of gold!'
'Oh no, it wasn't,' replied Bear.
'It was a sky fire ... and I put it out!"
I love all the Moonbear books but my favourite is Happy Birthday Moon. This week we will have a full moon and as usual I will take a little time to talk to the moon just like Moonbear.
The series of Moonbear books by Frank Asch all contain four squares on the first page which explain or show the science principal behind the story. Here are two examples:
This second one shows the changing seasons from the book Mooncake.
You are sure to need more rainbow books - my friend at Kinderbookswitheverything has set up a Rainbows Pinterest collection with lots of great titles to explore.