Kid’s Book Review: How to Catch a Rainbow

Kid’s Book Review: How to Catch a Rainbow

About the Book and Author

This is described as a ‘vibrant’ story and it certainly is! It is also joyful, fun, educational and empowering. The book is about a child who is creative, curious, determined and imaginative and independent. It strikes me that these are all admirable qualities that make Freya (the central character) a super role model for young readers. Especially as they read about how she overcomes her initial disappointment about the failed first attempt to make a rainbow and comes up with another idea to capture a rainbow.

As you can see from our kid’s review below this is a book (taking both the story and illustrations) that young children will find extremely engaging. As well as entertaining the story will introduce new vocabulary, cement their understanding of colours and inspire their own creative activities.

Congratulations to the author, Naomi Jones and illustrator, Ana Gomez for creating such a positive story that contains a little bit of magic too (or should I say science?!)


How to Catch a Rainbow
Naomi jones

Naomi Jones spent eight years selling children’s books rights before embarking on a career as a freelance writer. She currently also works as a freelance industry editor, and reviews children’s books for the award-winning family travel website Mini Travellers. Naomi and her husband James Jones are the creators of three picture books: The Perfect Fit and One More Try (also published by Oxford University Press).

Ana Gomez has a fine art background having studied at Salamanca University, but some how her imagination was asking for a way out to express the ideas and little characters she had in her head. Illustration was that door so now the drawings spread the humour and joy she feels inside. She draws lots of pencil sketches and then works them up digitally. She says kids are her inspiration… they are a goldmine !!!

Book Review

I did not know how she could make a rainbow with the things she collected

Dylan loves a rainbow and so he was super excited about diving into this book.

He also absolutely loved that there was an activity pack which included a colouring sheet and stickers.

Whilst reading the book Dylan wondered how a rainbow was made with the things Freya was collecting.

The pictures in the book are labelled with the bits Freya seeks to make a rainbow and so he learned the names of certain things that he hadn’t come across yet such as Rose Hips.

He was engaging very well with the book as he was able to point out and tell me the names of things he did know already such as Sunflower and colours and more.

The pages are beautifully illustrated and bold which kept Dylan’s attention as we looked at the book together.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Dylan
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: books, Play-Doh and playing with sand and water
  • Dislikes: being annoyed by the dog and being indoors all day
  • Favourite Film: Once upon a Snowman
  • Favourite Song: Hey Duggee - The Stick Song