Overall, this is a fun “science” book that will entertain the kids and the reader. The strapline of “A Sciencey, Rhymey Guide to Rainbows” sets the tone of the book and contains facts about the real science behind a rainbow (not the myth of leprechauns and pots of gold).
Whilst it goes into the science behind a rainbow, it is written using simple and understandable facts that will teach children and the adult readers something new.
It is a book that every parent and carer can relate to with the constant barrage of “Why?” that children seem to know no end to. The constant cries of “Why?” may be tiring, and at times annoying, but children should never be discouraged from asking questions as to why things work.
The illustrations, by Rhys Jefferys, are superbly drawn and coloured – uncluttered illustrations that are very colourful and show what is happening very clearly.
Why? is a delightful and warm story of a loving father/daughter relationship with science presented in a fun and easy understandable way. The rhyming text flows well, creating a short and enjoyable read.
A fun and enjoyable book that will entertain and teach. Whilst the kids may not fully grasp the science behind a rainbow, they will enjoy reading about it. And who knows, the next time you are asked what a rainbow is and how it is formed you will be armed with the information to give a scientific answer, or maybe just find a simple way to answer.