A Girl Named Rainbow
by Krystaelynne Sanders Diggs
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Pub Date 09 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 06 Jun 2022
A Girl Named Rainbow is about a lively girl who struggles with her name and how other kids treat her at school.
This book is a fun read with an important lesson about acceptance and embracing uniqueness. Rainbow’s tale sends a critical message that there’s nothing wrong with having a unique name or embracing your culture, family, and everything that makes you happy.
It’s an excellent read for kids of school age and an ideal book for teachers, parents, and caregivers.
"I love this book. It is really good for children who might have a unique name or spelling! What I love about this author is all her books so far have a lesson to learn and is easy for the reader to understand. The best part about this book is my particular favorite but I don't want to spoil it! A must read for your kids!" - Trish
Average rating from 65 members
This is a very cute book! I read this with my 5 year old daughter who thought the pictures were so beautiful and told me she loved the name rainbow!
It has a lovely message and is short enough to keep the attention of the smallest reader.
Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read this gem of a book.
A Girl Named Rainbow is a cute story. I loved the message inside of being able to accept yourself and what makes you unique. The illustrations are bright and stunning, they easily capture the eye of any young toddler.
I also really liked the moment when it talks about Rainbow needing space. I think that isn't something that toddlers seem to understand quiet and it's important to talk about, so this could bring up that talking point for many families.
I LOVED the illustrations. Bold, with attention to detail (when Rainbow is sad, so are her slippers). I'm afraid the illustrations stole the show (or the story, in this case), but the story was nice too. It imparted a good lesson of acceptance and understanding. And of course, I loved the happy ending.
What a cute book! As an educator, I am always on the lookout for new books and I can’t wait to purchase this. If you liked the book Chrysanthamum, I think you will like this. It is about a girl named Rainbow. She loves her name, but the kids tease her for it. I love how she gets the confidence to be proud of herself and not worry about others- that message is so important! Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC!
A beautiful little book. I read it with my 4 year old. The illustrations really captivated her as it was a beautiful bright book. The moral of the story is to not make fun of people for being different and that everyone is unique. Something that really does needs to be spoken about with children of this age who will be attending school in the very near future.
A Girl Named Rainbow is a very sweet story about a young girl who begins to struggle with accepting her name. When all her classmates make fun of her name she becomes very sad and wishes it was something else. I was able to read this story to my niece who enjoyed both the story and illustrations. This is a good story about accepting yourself and everything that makes you unique.
A Girl Named Rainbow was a very sweet girl with a "different" name. I loved the story's message that what may make you different actually makes you unique! Great, bright illustrations, good diversity of characters.
As someone whose name is often misspelled, this book spoke to me. What a charming read about embracing one's uniqueness and loving your differences! I loved the vibrant and beautiful illustrations as well as the representation.
A Girl Named Rainbow by Krystaelynne Sanders Diggs. I love reading children’s ebooks to see which ones I would like to buy for my almost two year old granddaughter. I think this is a beautiful story about everyone being unique and different. Other children can be cruel sometimes. Adults parents, teachers and caregivers need to teach children to be kind and teach children to be kind to others. This book does that.
A Girl Named Rainbow by Kriystaelynne Sanders Diggs @allthingsdiggs
This childrens book caught my eye due to the gorgeous cover illustration by Khayala Aliyeva. Thank you to the author, publishers and @netgalley for approving me to read/review this one.
Rainbow is a little girl who gets teased due to her unique name. She doesn't like it and wants to be like the other children at school, the ones with normal names.
But her mother has some encouraging and inspiring words for Rainbow to make her change her mind about being the same as everyone else.
This is bright, colourful and a really fun read. It's about being proud of who you are and liking yourself. A great lesson for children to be happy with themselves and not to let the words of others bring them down.
I think this has a really great message and it's super super cute!
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I fell in love with the cover. Also, it’s fantastic to see a Black girl on the cover with her natural hair. That’s so much yes in my book. What makes this book awesome is the positive message. It’s about embracing who you are, along with being proud of just being you. Rainbow is an awesome example of this, and I love the message of this book. It’s all about just being who you are, and I think this is an important lesson for small humans. I absolutely adored this book, and I would get a copy for my child who has a unique name as well.
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for a digital review copy.
This book was so special. I wish I had a book like this when I was a child. My name is Oniya and everyone called me Onion growing up because who has a name like Oniya. Now that I am in my twenties I love having a name that I can say "I've never met or heard anyone with my name. This book is gonna show and help kids how important it is to accept themselves and each other.
I had to mention page 28, when Rainbow talks about needing space. As a toddler teacher, we always express the importance of the children giving each other space and the knowing when you need to walk away and find that space for yourself. Personally, I have not seem many children books show a child acknowledging the unkindness of other children and leaving to find their own space. That is a scene that I can use in my classroom to express this is what we do when someone is trying to get a negative reaction.
Lastly, it is always important to show different culture representations in books. I love seeing myself as a child in so many books today. Beautiful brown skin and kinky/curly hair.
I was first drawn to this book because of the colorful cover. The illustrations are so bright, colorful, and pretty. It can be hard to have a unique name when going to school. This little girl handles the situation well and in the end finds a good friend with a name just as unique. I loved the diversity represented in the book.
Great story of a little girl who is made fun of for her name. Through the story she learns her name is beautiful regardless of what others think. I think its a great book to teach children to respect others.
this is a story about a girl who has unique name. the narrative is simple yet the sentences still rhymes, the illustrations are vibrant colorfull which is very eye catching. this is a good book to encourage kids to appreciate and accept themself, and an interesting media to tell that all kids are unique and special no matter what.
A Girl Named Rainbow is a lovely book with beautiful illustrations that both myself and my 5 year old son loved.
Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for my copy.
This is a sweet story about a girl named Rainbow who is made fun of for her unique name. She goes home to her mom upset and wishes she had a different name. Her mother helps her learn to accept and celebrate her unique name, and the next day Rainbow goes to school with her head held high.
My 4 year old twin girls loved the bright illustrations, and they were happy Rainbow made a friend at the end who also had a unique name.
Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
For so many of us, being unique can equally be both a blessing and a curse. It can take a long time for us to embrace our own quirky differences and the things that set us apart from the crowd.
For a little girl named Rainbow, her name is the source of much teasing and torment from her classmates at school. Rainbow learns to love her name and how it is a part of who she is. She goes home upset and wishes she had a different name. Cue Mom, who helps her daughter learn to love the name she picked.
Diggs has crafted a story that celebrates the person we are, how we are wholly connected to our name, and that we can love every part of ourselves, even the parts we didn't get to choose for ourselves. This uplifting book reminds kids to be kind to others who may look or dress differently, have a different culture, or just a very colorfully unique name. A reminder to ignore the teasing and the haters and to hold your head high, Diggs vividly colorful book is just as vibrant as the main character she has created.
This story was both entertaining and educational, which can be a tricky balance to maintain in a children’s book, and I will be suggesting it to teachers whenever possible. Incorporating social-emotional skills and topics such as this into children's picture books is a tried and true way to teach an important life skill in a way that is fun. This would be an amazing addition for classroom libraries, counselling offices and more.
A girl named rainbow is about a girl who has a unique name and gets made fun of at school. She learns to be proud of who she is and to love her name. For all those kids who maybe not always love their name or are made fun of. An uplifting read.
A heart-warming read with vibrant pictures that will help kids relate better to the text. Hidden rhyming words in the story make it more engaging and the main topic can lead to discussions about loving our uniqueness and being accepting of others and ourselves. Powerful messages for young minds!
This rhyming picture book tells the story of a little girl with the name Rainbow. When Rainbow introduces herself to her new classmates they laugh at her name which makes Rainbow upset. As the story continues she begins to realize that her name is unique and she should be proud of it because it is a part of her identity. I think this is a great book for teaching children about diversity and the importance of names in different cultures. It also teaches about facing adversity and being confident in who you are. I would recommend this book to teachers and parents of children in the 4-8 age range. I so appreciate Netgalley and the publisher giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
Such a sweet and uplifting story about acceptance and pride. My children are going to love this and I hope it will help them always understand that we are all unique in our our way
I loved this picture! As someone who has dealt with having a unique name and being made fun of as a child, I completely sympathize. As a child I didn't appreciate the uniqueness of my name, but I definitely do as an adult!
I must say that the message is beautiful, but so is the artwork! Rainbow's eyes alone are mesmerizing. This is definitely a story I would read to my students.
This was such a sweet book! I loved the overall message about being yourself, not hiding who you are, and being proud of yourself! The vibrant pictures really draw you in, and the story pound at your heartstrings!
"We are all unique, inside and out. Live the colors of the rainbow, I began to feel bright." 🌈
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My 7 year old really liked this book. She liked that the girl realised she was unique and learned to appreciate her uniqueness. The illustrations were really good and she liked that they were bright which linked to rainbows name. She also liked that it had a slight rhyme to it.
This was a really sweet, and important book! I really enjoyed the overall message of being yourself no matter what, and not hiding who you are. I loved how the characters ended up being proud of themselves instead of embarrassed or ashamed. The beautiful pictures draw you in, and the story keeps you invested! My three year old loved it.
"We are all unique, inside and out. Live the colors of the rainbow, I began to feel bright."
This book was so sweet and fun to read! I love how it teaches young kids to embrace their culture and uniqueness. It gives a very positive message to be proud of who you are. I also enjoyed the colorful illustrations and drawings in the book. Definitely a good book for younger children to read!
A beautiful story encouraging acceptance and self confidence. It will appeal to a young audience because the illustrations are simply fabulous, so bold and colourful. My thanks to Netgalley, Books Go Social and the author for the opportunity to review this lovely little book.
This is a really cute uplifting children’s book about a little girl named Rainbow and how she one day doesn’t like her name because she keeps getting teased at school. Her mom helps her change her mind about her name and helps her to love the name she was given. This book was done really well I loved illustrations and how colorful and bright they were. I believe this book can help young children with self esteem issues as well as self love. I think young children need more books like this, especially when the media is telling young kids to be and act a certain way instead of learning to love themselves.
Rating: 4.75 ⭐
I love this sweet book about being proud of your name and who you are. Today, many children have special names. Whether they be part of a culture, religion, or another group, we need to teach children to accept each other and celebrate the differences in each of us.
Every child needs to be proud of who they are and embrace their special qualities.
The rhyming prose in this book is a delightful way to express this story. The illustrations are vibrant and colorful, showing happy individuals celebrating who they are. The large eyes draw you to each see the beauty in each child.
The best place for this book would be on every child’s, grandparents, pre-school, and early elementary school bookshelf to teach children to be proud of who they are and to respect the differences in others. This is a wonderful book to be handed down through the generations.
I received this advanced reader’s copy from the Author/Illustrator Krystaelynne Sanders Diggs and NetGalley. This is a voluntary review, and all comments and opinions are entirely my own.
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What a great story! My 5 year old and I read this and it provided a great opportunity to talk about differences, whether it’s someone’s name or something else. I loved that Rainbow had the opportunity to make another kid feel welcome after her own experience. I was already thinking about discussing that point with my daughter so I am glad it was brought up. The illustrations are fantastic. Bright and colourful and added to the story.
Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the digital ARC!
Every parents only wishes all the best for their children. All of those hope normally they written on the children name. Rainbow, our girl here always being laughingstock at class because of her name so unusual.
I love how Rainbow finally can stand up for her self to defend her own name. The additional unique name friend is fine but I really want to see the difference of her friends response after that.
Thanks Netgalley for this adorable book.
This was such a charming story of being proud of who you are. I love it! Absolutely would recommend to parents and teachers of little children.
A lovely book all about a girl with a unique name who feels different to everyone else and wants a new name after other children make fun of her. Lovely message about how your name shows your identity, your culture, family, heritage and is something you should be proud of. Being different sets you free.
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