Patricia Tilton reviewed my story REACHING FOR RAINBOWS on her blog CHILDREN’S BOOKS HEAL. In her post, I answered a few questions about the story and uTales publishing platform. Check it out!
Nessa Morris, Author
Caroline Lee, Illustrator
uTales eBook, May 2012, Fiction
Suitable for: Ages 3 and up
Themes: Rainbows, Blind, Visual Impairment, Friendship
Opening: “A rainbow,” said Betsy. “It’s so beautiful. “Where? I want to hold it,” said Amelia, who is blind. Betsy sees a rainbow and describes it to her friend, Amelia. Amelia wants to touch the rainbow, but Betsy tells her that no one can touch a rainbow because it is just colors. But, through a surprising twist, Amelia teaches Betsy that you can touch, smell, taste and feel colors in a way Betsy has always taken for granted.
Why I like this book: Nessa Morris has written a charming book with an inspiring message about a visually impaired girl who teaches her friend how to “see” in her world. I love this theme! Nessa’s book will certainly encourage children to think and see in a new way. Very…
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