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Ebook Details
  • 09/2014
  • 978-0-9915340-1-2 B00OQPAE4C
  • 80 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 06/2014
  • 978-0-9915340-0-5
  • 80 pages
  • $12.99
Suzee Ramirez
Author, Illustrator, Editor (anthology)
Beautiful Rainbow World

Children/Young Adult; Other Nonfiction; (Market)

A bright, soul-filled photography book of global children that appeals to all ages. The stunning photos were carefully compiled to represent children from all around the world including Russia, France, Canada, Taiwan, Australia, India, Libya, Japan, the UK and more. This book has a simple yet profound truth to share ~ we are all truly amazing ~ each person, just as we are. The song download, "Beautiful Rainbow World" by world-renowned children's folk singer, Daria, is included. Sing-along and smile! It is the perfect addition to any children's library as a baby gift, adoption gift, baptism gift, or more. Educators can use it to teach about diversity and acceptance of all people. A wonderful multicultural children's book for all ages!
Reviews
Originally funded via Kickstarter, this small-format tribute to global diversity (“Red, black, yellow... brown and white/ A beautiful rainbow world/ Dancing together in the light/ A beautiful rainbow world”) features photographs of children from the U.S., France, India, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, and other nations. The photos, both full- and half-spread images, include intimate portraits as well as more active shots of children interacting with each other and the world around them. In one image taken by Raspet, a girl with a baby squirrel resting atop her head looks intently at the viewer; in another, two Libyan boys joyfully run in the sand. The subjects’ styles of dress offer glimpses of their individual cultures, yet the sibling collaborators emphasize similarities alongside difference: “Languages and customs all delight/ A beautiful rainbow world/ We’re all so different, yet so alike/ A beautiful rainbow world.” A welcoming celebration of childhood that may inspire some children to learn more about the nations and cultures depicted. The song from which the book is derived, written and performed by folk singer Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou, is available for download online. All ages. (BookLife)
http://elemenopkids.com/beautiful-rainbow-world-book-review/

Today I get to share with you one of the most beautiful multicultural books for children I’ve seen in a long time! This amazing book is all about celebrating the diversity of children all around the world. The book is called Beautiful Rainbow World and it is created by Suzee Ramirez and Lynne Raspet. The book is based on the beautifully written song “Beautiful Rainbow World” by Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou.

 

This book is a bright, lovely photography book featuring children from all around the world. The stunning photographs and child-like innocence presented in the pictures is appealing to all ages.

This 77-page book features images that will delight children, students, teachers, and parents alike. This book is a great one to have in your child’s collection, in your classroom library, in your school library, or just as a coffee table book. The book celebrates culture and diversity with images of children from various countries around the world. If you collect multicultural books for children, this one definitely belongs in your collection!

The images show that the children are enjoying life and simple moments are captured.

 

Beautiful Rainbow World Lyrics: 

Today I woke up to see
A beautiful rainbow world
Won’t you dream it along with me?
A beautiful rainbow world

Beautiful rainbow, beautiful rainbow
Beautiful rainbow world

Red, black, yellow, brown and white,
A beautiful rainbow world
Dancing together in the light
A beautiful rainbow world

No one lost or left behind
Beautiful rainbow world
Each one their own treasure finds
A beautiful rainbow world

Looking through eyes, brown green or blue
A beautiful rainbow world
And hair that’s perfect just for you
A beautiful rainbow world

Languages and customs, all delight A beautiful rainbow world We’re so different, yet so alike
A beautiful rainbow world

Joyful laughter as we play
A beautiful rainbow world
Hugging and loving, every day
A beautiful rainbow world

Words and music by Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou

 

To order your copy of Beautiful Rainbow World, visit Daria’s Little Village Store. The book comes with all the information you need to download your free copy of the song.

You can view the video of Daria singing with the pages of the book in the video below. The book is amazing on it’s own, but is presented more beautifully when read with the song.

http://mommycrusader.com/beautiful-rainbow-world-book-review/

I had the opportunity to read and share a fantastic photo book with my children this weekend – A Beautiful Rainbow World. The book is created by Suzee Ramirez and Lynne Raspet and based on the song “A Beautiful Rainbow World” by Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou.

The message of both the song and book is one of acceptance for everyone, just as they are. The photos are stunning and full of emotion. One photo, of a young child in the bath, had me laughing out loud. Another photo, a close-up of a child looking off into the distance, brought tears to my eyes.  All of the photos were amazingly stunning, as they captured children from all walks of life just being children. The photos were fantastic complements to the text used in the book. After each chorus, there is a beautiful two page photo. My favorite of these is the young boy fishing in the ocean. I think he’s using a fishing pole three times his size.

The text of the book was simple, written with fun fonts, and aesthetically pleasing, while still being readable. As I read the book to my Kindergartener, he recognized the chorus “Beautiful rainbow, beautiful rainbow, beautiful rainbow world” because of the font and layout and was able to read it every time the chorus appeared in the book. He was so proud of himself and it was fun to hear him read.

This book is appealing to children of all ages. My preschooler really enjoyed seeing all the pictures of the children and noticing their uniqueness. She really seemed to like the photo of the child with the starfish. She said “The starfish is bigger than his belly.” My Kindergartener enjoyed “reading” a book to Mommy, and seemed to really enjoy seeing the photo of the superhero. My second grader enjoyed listening to the book, but then took the book and read through it by himself. He laughed and giggled at the photos as he was reading. My fourth grader also enjoyed the book. She let me read it to her, and then she looked at it twice more on her own. She seemed enjoy the photo of the girl with amazing hair the best. The book captivated all of my children’s attention. That was amazing to me because of the span of ages my children cover – 9 to 3. Not many things will keep them all quietly engaged.

Finally, the purchase of this book includes a free download of the song “A Beautiful Rainbow World” by Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. The song is a fun song, and my children spontaneously began dancing when the music started playing. We listened to the song four times before their attention waned.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 09/2014
  • 978-0-9915340-1-2 B00OQPAE4C
  • 80 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 06/2014
  • 978-0-9915340-0-5
  • 80 pages
  • $12.99

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