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Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite
I love interactive books and children do too. They’ll love looking for a tiny mouse in each picture of Millie’s Rainbow. And how many times can you see the word 'loved'? Parents and teachers will enjoy the repetitive phrases repeated throughout the story, such as “There is going to be wind and rain and thunder and lightning.” This children’s picture book is an interesting story of how Millie helps others when a storm is approaching. Millie sets a wonderful example for children to see various ways of helping others … and putting others' needs ahead of their own. Author Hilary Hawkes has weaved a generous helping of care into this charming story of Millie who has to hurry home because a storm is approaching.
Children will love the illustrations with highlights and shadows creating a rounded 3D effect in Millie’s Rainbow. The artwork will draw children into the book, while the story will keep them entertained. Artist Andrea Petrik is an award-winning illustrator who brings the book to life with realistic facial expressions. Author Hilary Hawkes takes us through a series of obstacles that make the trip home before the storm a little longer. Teachers will have plenty to discuss with students such as “If you were in a hurry to get home before a storm, would you stop to help a friend?” or “How have you helped others?” Teachers and parents will enjoy reading this new children’s picture book and looking at the images with youngsters.