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The Last Rainbow Bird

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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. A professor is so said as he wants to save the last Rainbow Birds. He needs help finding a mate to save the species. Great story, great illustrations, and hits close to home as our animals disappear from the planet.
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Jo and Alex are out on the river when they hear someone crying. They find their friend the Professor who is upset. He needs to find the last rainbow bird to pair it with the one in his lab or they will become extinct. They head off on a quest to find it. Along the way they find many amazing and colourful birds, but not the rainbow bird. Is it too late to save the species? 

This was an absolutely beautiful book, full of imagination. First, the birds they "find" are not real, but spark the imagination of the child. There are lamp birds, big-to-little birds, house birds, etc. but all all beautifully illustrated with vibrant colours. In fact, that is where we spent most of our time, looking at the pictures. The story itself is an easy read for children, but it has a wonderful message about conservation and how scientists are trying to help save an endangered species. The author's note at the back of the book adds more to that message. I read an electronic book, but will be getting a physical copy of this book to add to our library. My granddaughter loved this book and we have already read it several times. She laughs at the lamp birds every time. I recommend this book to everyone, but especially schools to teach how important it is to save these endangered animals. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating and comments shared are my own.
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The last rainbow bird was a unique look at the conservation of wildlife and how people need to protect our wildlife so that we have at least 2 of every animal.  This book was colourful and had great appeal for primary grades.  I will be adding this to my shelf for when Earth Month rolls around.   Thank you Nora for this unique and fun look at different birds and the conservation around them.
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I was thrilled by both the topic and the cover of this book and really looked forward to reading it with my children. The illustrations are wonderful, but at the end of the book, my kids didn't really care for it. The environmental message is very light , and the book could have gone into so much more or addressed the topic better. As someone with multiple degrees in biology, ecology, and environmental sciences, my kids have pretty high expectations when it comes to science related books.
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Stories about conservation can sometimes be a little over the top and preachy. This book is not that. This book had beautiful illustrations and a message about caring for each other and our planet even when it's hard. Makes me wish the Rainbow Bird was real.
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The Last Rainbow Bird is a BEAUTIFULLY illustrated book that covers the topic of endangered animals and extinction. It follows two kids on an adventure to help their friend find a mate for the Rainbow Bird. It covers a topic with an ease and gentleness that will help young children grasp such a serious topic. The illustration' is what makes it a 5 star read for me though. Everything is so beautifully drawn that people of all ages will be drawn to this book. I'm so grateful for NetGalley and Floris Books for the opportunity to read this and share it with my family. I recommend this to anyone with children to enjoy!
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Prof. Feather's treehouse is the stuff of dreams! This picture books has whimsical, unique illustrations that will inspire new little artists. The trees alone are worth imitation to hone their skills, but the studies in lighting could be a good reference as well.

This is a great book for children interested in animal conservation, birds, treehouses, or simply beautiful foliage.
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A beautiful story of kids helping an ecologist save a bird species. The illustrations are so vibrant, stylized, and full of movement that I felt swept into the story world and stayed there until the very end. I am so excited to see more of Nora Brech’s art!! Wonderful messages about conservation and how children can take action. Loved this book! Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for the chance to read. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4760450351
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The Last Rainbow Bird illustrations draw you into the look for the last rainbow bird. Beautifully written as a way to easily understand the importance of conservation. The story also celebrates the uniqueness of different cultures and people.
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This was a beautiful story about conservation, exploration, and friendship. The illustrations are gorgeous and author Nora Brech has a fantastic imagination and dreamt up some interesting new bird species.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Publisher Spotlight for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This story chronicles the journey of a group of friends who set out by riverboat to save the last of the Rainbow Birds, who, without the help from the children, are in danger of becoming extinct. This book is an easy-to-read picture book that is both entertaining and can also help support the teaching of various reading strategies in the classroom such as visualizing, making connections, and predicting. The book combines lighthearted humor while also teaching important lessons about conservation. The illustrations were also absolutely beautiful, which completely drew me in while reading. This is a must for any elementary classroom!
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Beautifully illustrated picture book that gently introduces children to the idea of saving endangered species - in this case, the fictional rainbow bird.  It's a unique twist on a wildlife conservation story, since most books in this genre are non-fiction or at least feature real animals; but the whimsical approach here is a lovely addition and I could definitely see using it to introduce a lesson on real-life endangered species.  Pairs nicely with a book like "A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals" by Millie Marotta - kids will be thrilled to learn that there are creatures on Earth just as weird and wonderful as the rainbow bird!
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This is a Children's book that I read to my kids. I have always loved birds, and we have a ton of bird feeders and houses all around my yard. I know I had to read this book because it is about birds. I love that this book is all about wildlife conservation and saving birds, but it is written in a way that little kids can understand. Even my oldest who is 12 years old really enjoyed this book. The pictures in this book are so bright and colorful which I loved so much. I think the pictures really made this book come to life. This is a great fun read. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Floris Books) or author (Nora Brech) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that. This book is scheduled to be released on September 6-2022.
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What a beautiful book! The illustrations in this story are award worthy and the story it’s self is a beautiful and gentle introduction into conservation for children. While the birds in the book are whimsical, it is easy to translate the story into an educational and practical experience for young readers. I would highly recommend this book for all children and very much look forward to planning a conservation story time with this book!
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This book was very colorful, which I think is perfect for kids. It also has a very important message about trying to save endangered birds, and could be applied when learning about different endangered and extinct animals.

This is a great one, that I think will capture the attention of little ones, but has a super important message as well.
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This book tells the story of Alex, Jo and Professor feather who are searching to find a mate for the fictional "rainbow bird" who is at risk of going extinct. Through their search they come across lots of other silly fictional birds like lamp birds and tower birds that help direct them to the last rainbow bird. The story ends with information about real birds that are at risk of going extinct and the importance of conservation so that we can protect all animals who are endangered. While being a fictional story, there is much to be learned from this beautiful and insightful book. I think that it will be easy for young children to draw parallels between the rainbow bird and a number of animals they know about that are vulnerable or endangered. The message is beautiful, but the illustrations are even more breath taking. The beautiful coloured feathers of the rainbow bird are woven throughout the story and are very pleasing to look at. 

As a teacher, I can definitely see this book in my classroom library and to be used as a resource when talking about endangered animals and conservation. I so appreciate Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book!
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Alex & Jo are enjoying a sauntering boat ride on the river when their ears pick up the sound of someone crying. As they make their way to their friend, the Professor, they learn that he cannot find the last Rainbow Bird & without its other half, the species will surely vanish. 

Truthfully, what renders this book to be absolutely breathtaking is the illustrations. Those found within this book are the definition of whimsical magic translated into an art form. Every single picture was so detailed, so wonderfully done; one cannot help but feel conflicted. I didn’t want to turn the page because I felt certain that I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the beautiful imagery, only to find another stunning picture laid out in front of me, on the next page. 

The story itself is very quaint. Following the protagonists through their quest in nature as we became acquainted with different species of birds reminded me of what it felt like to learn about all the animals with whom we share this earth when I was very young. Hosting space in the plot to shed light on the beautiful things that can happen when we take the time to preserve relationships & the environment, leaves one feeling glad to have read such a spectacular book. 

Every part of this story was wonderful, comforting & rewarding to read. I am so pleased to know that young readers will have such divine illustrations & stories at their fingertips. 

Thank you to NetGalley, Floris Books & Nora Brech for the free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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One of the most visually stunning books I have seen in years!!

Vibrant colors, watercolor like textures, artwork that conveys movement & energy and a quirky color palette. And that is just the illustrations. The story follows a quest to find the rare and last Rainbow Bird. The adventure leads the reader to exotic areas of the forest and shows us even more outstanding varieties of birds. Will they find the last Rainbow Bird and save the species from extinction? 

A great tale to teach younger readers about conservation and the importance of saving and protecting animals from extinction.

Grateful to have received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley & Floris Books.
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The Last Rainbow Bird  was a beautifully illustrated book, tracking two children's quest to find another Rainbow Bird to keep the species alive. I loved all the different types of birds and just how bright and lovely the pictures were! I liked the theme of conservation as well.
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The Last Rainbow Bird is filled with beautiful, colorful, and whimsical pictures. I loved zooming in and taking in all the intricate details of the pictures on each page! This story is a sweet adventure of finding the last Rainbow bird. The two questers encounter various types of birds, including the Tower Bird, the Underwater Birds, and Big-to-Little Birds, each unique and beautiful in their own way.

Nora Brech adds a little note at the end of the story to young readers explaining that while Rainbow Birds are imaginary, there are real rare birds that scientist are trying to keep from going extinct. Young students will be hooked by this real-life connections and will encourage them when learning about birds and other living things in science. I can't wait to buy my own physical copy for my classroom library to share with my class!

Thank you NetGalley and Floris Books for the advanced copy. All opinions are my own.
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