Find Your Rainbow: Inspirations for Children

Patricia Overson
Beaver’s Pond Press (2012)
ISBN 9781592985036

Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 11) for Reader Views (1/13)

“Find Your Rainbow: Inspirations for Children” by Patricia Overson has pages with quotes on them hoping to inspire children; it also has a poem on every other page. There is not a lot to say about this book, but I can tell you they use the word rainbow a lot. On the page to the left, there are three quotes from people such as the author, Albert Einstein, and lots more. On the right pages, there are poems from many different people as well. I believe some of these quotes are good and encouraging for children, but I find some that are just plain cheesy.

It seems to me that “Find Your Rainbow: Inspirations for Children” by Patricia Overson is better for smaller children, such as Kindergarten through third-grade. Some quotes are small and are pretty simple, but others would fly right over many kid’s heads. I read this book once a day for about a week with my mom and sister and we thought it was kind of awkward. The information was not necessarily bad, but the way it’s presented doesn’t seem to work as it was intended.

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