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The Rainbow Stick Boy (A children's picture book about  diversity, and the beauty within) by [Santolini, Michael]
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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. Please visit the home of "The Rainbow Stick Boy" http://therainbowstickboy.blogspot.com

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  • File Size: 664 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Publication Date: July 8, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008IXP7Q8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #973,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By mary on August 14, 2012
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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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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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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"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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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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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 their own color.
The color is on them and their house, fences, etc.
One day a boy is born and he's multicolored like a rainbow and nobody knows what color to call him because they do not know what a rainbow is.
He comes up with a solution to the problem and then meets the girl who was born the same day as he. she has magic powers.
The storm that happens bring the whole town together...
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This review has been crossposted from my blog at The Cosy Dragon.com. Please head there for more in-depth reviews by me, which appear on a timely schedule.

This is a cute little children's book which extols the virtues of being different, and finding that someone special to share it with you. Rainbow Stick Boy is different from all the other people in his village because he's multiple colours, not only one. But there's something else special about him anyway.

This is a cute little picture book, but not a particularly unique one. There are plenty of others in this genre for kids ('The Rainbow Fish') that are better. I didn't get any requests for a reread - I'd say let your local library buy a copy, and borrow it for your children to read.

I liked the straws he used! That was the highlight of the book for me, and gave me something to laugh about. It was also popular with my young audience.

I'd suggest to the author that although the artwork is as good as other picture book I've read, the prose could use some work. Also the title made me think this was a picture book for teaching children about LGBT children and adults, but it wasn't at all.

I received this novel free, but this in no way influenced my review.
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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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