Kid’s Book Review: Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow

Kid’s Book Review: Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow

About the Book and Author

This is a warm-hearted story for readers aged 9 – 12 years with a pro-LGBGTQ theme written by Benjamin Dean and illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat.

Things aren’t going great for Archie Albright. His dad’s acting weird, his mum too, and all he wants is for everything to go back to normal, to three months before when his parents were happy and still lived together. When Archie sees a colourful, crumpled flyer fall out of Dad’s pocket, he thinks he may have found the answer. The only snag is that the answer might just lie at the end of the rainbow, an adventure away.

Together with his best friends, Bell and Seb, Archie sets off on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey to try and fix his family, even if he has to break a few rules to do it…


Me My Dad and the End of the Rainbow cover
Benjamin Dean

Benjamin Dean is an author and celebrity journalist. Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow is his debut novel, published by Simon & Schuster.
Aside from realising his childhood dream of being an author, biggest achievement to date is breaking the news that Rihanna can’t wink (she blinks, in case you were wondering). Benjamin can be found on Twitter as @NotAgainBen tweeting about Rihanna and LGBTQ+ culture to his 10,000+ followers.

Sandhya Prabhat is an Independent Animator and Illustrator based in the Bay Area, California and is from Chennai, India. She holds an MFA Degree in Animation and Digital Arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from Stella Maris College.

Book Review

I will always support my Dad like Archie supports his

I like this book so much because the story is very touching, exciting and also funny.

I also like playing Mario Kart and seeing movies with my Dad as Archie does. I think I still have many things that can be done with my Dad in the future.

The story makes me feel motivated by Archie’s boldness. He still loves and supports his Dad even he knows his dad was gay and parents got divorced. My dad is unemployed now and I know he is struggling. I will always support my Dad like Archie supports his.

I like Archie and his friends (Seb and Bell), they are brave and fantastic characters, and it is funny that they found their way to London Pride on their own. By the way, I have two best friends too, but I don’t think we guys would be allowed to go to London on our own!


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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Alston
  • Age: 12 years
  • Likes: basketball, video games and reading books
  • Dislikes: eating berries and having baths
  • Favourite Book: Adventure Duck v Power Pug by Steve Cole
  • Favourite Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Favourite Song: Let it Be by The Beetles