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"A cheerful and colourful collection.…"
“It all started with…”
So begins each of the seven tales about the resourceful Granny Rainbow, who helps her friends and neighbours to resolve their problems with a large dollop of common sense, topped with a sprinkle of magic – in all the colours of the rainbow. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s a batty professor with an out-of-control marmalade-machine or a visitor from outer space – Granny Rainbow saves the day with her unflappable capability, and a twinkle in the eye.
The stories are full of fun and come in nice bedtime-sized chunks. There’s a super combination of the familiar and expected – plenty of cups of tea and cake – and the slightly off-beat and nutty. The cast of characters reminded me a little of one of my favourite books as a child – Professor Branestawn. The illustrations of the characters and the cover design are charming and very appealing. My particular favourite was the Colonel in “Granny Rainbow and Sunflower Saturday.”
These stories would be ideal to read aloud to children of 5 or 6 upwards, and for older children to read themselves – and I suspect a few parents will be drawn into the colourful world of Granny Rainbow, too!
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