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The Rainbow Stick Boy (A children's picture book about diversity, and the beauty within) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Santolini , Kate Santolini
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is the story of Huey, a stick boy who is born a little different than everyone else in the town. He doesn't let his differences keep him down. Huey finds a friend who is also a little different and together they find the magic at the end of the rainbow, and discover that their differences are really only skin deep.

This is a great Kindle e-book about diversity and the beauty within!


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About the Author

Michael lives in the Sacramento area with his wife and 3 kids ages 5,3 and 1. Michael started writing his first children's e-book in Late May of 2012 and in July "The Rainbow Stick Boy" was published on Amazon. His inspiration came from reading children's books to his three children. Please visit the home of "The Rainbow Stick Boy" http://therainbowstickboy.blogspot.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 711 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008IXP7Q8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514,320 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Idea August 14, 2012
By mary
Format:Kindle Edition
Rainbow stick boy is about a little stick boy made up of different colors when everyone else in his world just has one. This makes him appear a bit odd to the rest of the stick people but it all works out in a colorful happy ending. I read it to my kindergartener and his words were "I like the Rainbow, I like the clouds, I like the doggie, Rainbow stick boy is cool." I've read him hundreds, maybe thousands of books, so that's a pretty honest and positive review.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So cute and creative! August 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
From the beginning of the story I was enamored with the creative aspects of this book. How clever to use Wiki Stix for illustrations, and cute illustrations at that!

More than just vivid colors and imagination, this book holds such a sweet story, and teaches a wonderful lessons on friendships, love and accepting yourself for the way you are.

I highly recommend this book!

Jodi Stone
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful message & artwork August 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this wonderful children's ebook free luckily. I, and my 7 year old lived the simplicity of the illustrations and the underlying meaning of the story is very important to all children (and many adults who may not have learned it along the way).

Wonderful story & wonderfully whimsical artwork.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative Story! August 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed quite a few things about this book. I loved that the illustrations were made with WikiStix! Awesome! I also loved that Rainbow Stick boy made a straw suit - how cool is that. The ending was very cool too! I can't wait to read this to my kids tomorrow!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The beauty of diversity July 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"The Rainbow Stick Boy" touched my heart! I have been an early childhood educator for many, many years and have always promoted a love for differences whether they be in race, religion, resolution etc. Reaching children at a young age to both recognize and embrace diversity is the best way to achieve world peace in the future. This statement may seem far-reaching on the surface,but I guarantee you if we don't start when they're young, our chances diminish dramatically as they become older. Children fear differences unless we teach them to not only not fear them, but foster a love for people and things that are not a reflection of what's the status quo. Michael's book, quite simply gives us an effective and beautiful springboard for broaching the subject of diversity with our very youngest. Thanks Michael, well done!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVELY BOOK ABOUT DIVERSITY August 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I got an ARC of The Rainbow Stick Boy, both written and illustrated by Michael Santolini. This short children's book is really a delight to read. Besides, the illustrations make you get into the stories at another level, almost a magical one. The story and illustrations look very simple, but the story is a very deep one. It talks about a boy who is born different to the rest of the people in his town, the Rainbow Stick Boy. Since he is different, people start discriminating him. Along the book you get to know more of this peculiar and special character, the Rainbow Stick Boy, and you see how people start liking him better when something happens.

I think it is interesting that children read such a lovely book as The Rainbow Stick Boy, since they can learn how to accept differences. In a multicultural world, that is a very important value, and this book is successful in making you understand that differences are good and we must accept people who may look "different" to us.

The language used is also suitable for a children audience, and the illustrations make it easier to understand the text. The illustrations are very original ones, very creative, and they have surprised me quite a lot. I would certainly recommend this book for children.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative! August 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book has creative illustrations supported with a story that gives a message to the kids and the reader as well. The nature depicted in it is so colorful that is mesmerizes the kids!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Original Story to Share With Your Children August 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was sent a copy of The Rainbow Stick Boy (Kindle Edition) by Michael Santolini for review. I really enjoyed this story (I read to my 3-yr-old) This children's book explores the fact that we are all different and that it's OK that we are. I read this on the Amazon Cloud Reader so we were able to enjoy the playful colors in this book.. This story was original and a great learning tool to share with your children. I would recommend this story to all families with children- there should be more books like this one for children to read..... Thank You~ Reesa***
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
All though the pictures weren't the best, the overall message was a positive one.
More like an 8 and up book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Definitely helps kids with their immagination
Published 1 month ago by Shawn~Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Story of Diversity and Acceptance!
I was so glad when I found this gem of a book. It captures perfectly for young readers themes not so easily conveyed. My daughter loves it, too.
Published 2 months ago by Michelle Annette White
4.0 out of 5 stars Stick People
The Rainbow Stick Boy (A children's picture book about diversity, and the beauty within)
Colorful hand drawn illustrations children's book about a town where every family have... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jbarr5 (julie Barrett)
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
entertaining and nice graphics. quick to download, easy to install. we enjoyed it. plus it is free so that is good.
Published 4 months ago by Alma Atkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars YEAH
from the same time last night and sweet dreams my love for years and your family is a good day at work and the same time I see you soon to be released in the same time period of... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully written
It was such a wonderful read, with a strong message about loving one another regardless of any differences you may have.
Published 7 months ago by Gwendolyn Moravian
5.0 out of 5 stars The colorful stick boy
It is so interesting to me.

I love the book so much.

I love the book because it is so interesting to me.
Published 7 months ago by Ja'Nay Marie Herron
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a cute book with a great message!
This cute book will help children appreciate and love people who are different. The vibrant illustrations help teach tolerance, kindness and empathy.
Published 7 months ago by H. Temple
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish this was around 20 years ago!
It certainly would have been one I gifted to young children....and their parents! But it's very timely and gentle. Thank you.
Published 8 months ago by Gayle Padfield
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More About the Author

Michael lives in the Sacramento area with his wife and 3 kids Michael started writing his first children's e-book in Late May of 2012 and in July "The Rainbow Stick Boy" was published on Amazon. His inspiration came from reading children's books to his three children. When not writing his blog -- therainbowstickboy.com he enjoys family time, and reviewing other kid's e-books.The Rainbow Stick Boy Paperback should be out very soon! Michael is excited to sell his book in a paperback format. Check back soon to order your copy.


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