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What Makes a Rainbow? Mini edition (A Magic Ribbon Book) Board book – January 1, 2003

4.7 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Piggy Toes Press; Min edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581172206
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581172201
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #664,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By M. Gibson on February 25, 2013
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I loved the story and features of this book when I first saw it in the original, larger version at a friend's baby shower.

Now that I have another little one, I wanted her to be able to enjoy this cute book as well. I love the colorful ribbon feature that creates the rainbow with each turn of the page and the pop-up rainbow at the end. I have a 10 month old and love to be able to hold her and read books that fit in our hands easily.

This smaller version is the perfect size!!

This book has all the great features of the original, larger, hard-back book but is perfect for little hands and perfect for holding your little one for story time.

You will love the cute story of the bunny asking his friends what makes a rainbow, while teaching your child colors as well. I have not had an issue with the ribbons or the pop-up feature becoming damaged and try to show my child to touch lightly without pulling on them. As long as you allow each ribbon to fold back into the book in the middles (which is not difficult), you will not have an issue.

So happy to have found this smaller book!!
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I got this book for my daughter when she was about 16 months old. I was already teaching her colors, but seeing this book was exciting for her and really progressed her learning. It's very inventive and is super fun to read. She is now just over 2 years old and still loves to read it.
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This great little board book is very clever and a great vibrantly presented story that is sure to keep the curiosity of little ones, even if they don’t know what a rainbow is. The book primarily concerns itself with presenting colors by having little rabbit ask his mother “What makes a rainbow?” She encourages him to ask his animal friends and so he does. He gets answers about colors such as from the fox talking about how a rainbow is orange like the foxes’ tail. But as you turn page to page a thin ribbon of bright color spreads over the page, and as you turn to following pages, the ribbons stack up on each other like a rainbow. A great and interactive concept for the book and sure to delight (it delighted me as I read it to my daughter for the first time and I’m an old dude).

The drawback is that this book is not likely going to last long especially in a wee one’s unsupervised hands. I suggest you keep this out of reach for awhile lest they pull out the ribbons (which they’re going to want to grab at) upon the first few reads.
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I did not purchase this book from Amazon although I am a frequent Amazon shopper. I found this book at a thrift store and was quite thrilled to see the use of the ribbon inside for a child to view colors of the rainbow. I feel that the book has been Illustrated and executed very well. If you're thinking about purchasing this book, you will not be disappointed.
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I love the idea of this book. Each page features a color of the rainbow (in order- you'd be surprised the books on rainbows that don't teach the colors in order) and at the end a pop up rainbow comes out! My kids loved this! The only itty bitty minor issue I have with it is, that they don't teach indigo and violet (forget ROY G. BIV!) they just call it purple. For the target age group, this is obviously perfectly fine and we still bought the book and love it.
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This book is fun and my daughter likes to touch and pull on the ribbons on the pages. The ribbons make up a rainbow and then on the last page there is a pop-up cardboard rainbow. On each page, the story has a young bunny asking other animals what colors makes up a rainbow. So the first page has only one colored ribbon, and then each page adds another ribbon until you get to the last page. There is a slot on the pages for the ribbon to thread through. The illustrations look a little dated, but each animal looks enough like the real animal for my 19-month old to recognize.

The book is interesting but my daughter seems to want to just pull the ribbons, so I have to really protect the book so as to keep the ribbons on the pages. The ribbons also tend to slip over one another so you have to make it "nice" as you get to each page. Lastly, the ribbons tend to stick out of the book when you close it, unless you use your finger to hold them inside. When they stick out, it is very tempting for my daughter to yank on the ribbon.

Overall, I like this book. My daughter has completly ripped apart the Baby Einstein flip-flap book of colors, so with this book, I am making efforts to keep it in one piece. It is on her bookshelf which is accessible to her, so when she takes it out, I read it to her and she turns the pages. It teaches colors and if you point out the things on the page as well as the color of the things, it can be educational.
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I remember getting this book many years ago for my first granddaughter and she loved it. Ever since then, I've bought the book for two other granddaughters and many other children. The book still captivated young children and I love reading it to them.
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My granddaughter enjoys reading/listening to the text and looking at the brightly colored ribbons. However, she knows that something is amiss because there are only 6 ribbons. Please publish a revision with the seven colors (with indigo and violet, not purple) so I can keep reading this book to my granddaughter as she gets older. She is now 3 years old.
Thanks.
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