cover image My Rainbow Surprise

My Rainbow Surprise

Amy E. Sklansky, illus. by Anna Dunn. Cartwheel, $8.99 (14p) ISBN 978-1-338-11098-2

The duo behind Sweet Hearts returns with another die-cut board book, a primer on colors shaped like half of a rainbow. Graduated pages expand to semicircles as Sklansky introduces familiar objects and animals to accompany each color (“It is red like an apple and a fire truck./ It is orange like the fruit and the bill of a duck”). As in the previous book, Dunn’s crisp, brightly colored graphics bring a toylike presence to the pages, which build to a final spread featuring the full rainbow. It’s a cheery, eye-catching guide to the rainbow’s colors (minus indigo). Up to age 3. Author’s agency: Studio Goodwin Sturges. (Jan.)