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From the author-illustrator of Shark Dog!, Ged Adamson, comes this beautiful story about the power of friendship between a young girl and a very special rainbow in Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed).
The rain had stopped and the sun was coming out. And Ava knew that meant one thing…A RAINBOW!
And not just any rainbow—this was the most beautiful rainbow Ava had ever seen. She wished that it could stay up in the bright sky forever. When the rainbow was still there the next day, and the next day, Ava realized it was true—the rainbow had decided to stay! Everyone loved the rainbow as much as Ava. And she was happy.
But when people start to lose interest in the rainbow, Ava learns that sometimes the rare and special things in life are the most valuable and precious of all.
Ged Adamson has worked as a cartoonist, a storyboard artist, and a composer for TV and film. He grew up in Liverpool and now lives in London with his partner, Helen, and their son, Rex. He is the author and illustrator of the first book in the series, Shark Dog!, and Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed). He is also the author of Douglas, You Need Glasses!
I especially like this book because it teaches children that things that don’t happen very often are usually the most exciting thing to see or do. I want them to know that things like Christmas coming once a year is part of what makes the holiday so fun. This book coveys that in a way even little ones can understand. Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed) is a book that both boys and girls can enjoy while still learning a little bit about patience and that sometimes wishing for something is not always the best decision.