BEN’S ZONE: Children’s Book Review – Mr. Rainbow & Giveaway

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REVIEW: Mr. Rainbow by Richard Peters & Giveaway

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Logan and Aria reading Mr. Rainbow

Children’s Book Review: Mr. Rainbow by Richard Peters

*AD – please note we were gifted this book for the purpose of this review and that this article contains affiliate links

Illustrations by Tayo Olarewaju
32 Pages
Children’s Fiction
SJH Publishing
Age range: 1 years +

This week I am reviewing Mr Rainbow which is a children’s book by Richard Peters. My test team was as follows, Logan aged 7, Aria aged 5 and Bodhi aged 1, we did Mr Rainbow as a bedtime story and the results were pretty good. 

Mr. Rainbow by Richard Peters

The story is a fun story about a rainbow who has lost his colour. I would say that the language and relatively basic story would make the book more appropriate to Aria than it was for Logan but it was interesting enough to keep him sitting there listening at story time. With a little theatre (different voices for the characters, including the eponymous Mr Rainbow) the kids seemed to have fun.  I’m never sure whether Bodhi really enjoys stories or not but again, it did keep the mischief at bay for a little while.

The story is pleasant and relatively lightweight, but fun and wholesome, Aria certainly seemed to enjoy herself.  The illustrations, by Tayo Olarewaju are bright and colourful. One thing I thought was a really nice touch was the back few pages are line drawn outlines with scenes from the book which can be coloured in by the children themselves, it adds a nice type of interactive feel to the whole book.

Mr. Rainbow illustrations

I think if I were buying the book I would purchase it either as a book for reception age child or younger to read to them, as the language is nice and simple and works well with the pictures or perhaps to a slightly older child for them to read on their own.  Our eldest, Logan is a total book worm and so this is perhaps a little basic for him but it would be perfect for Aria in a couple of months to read on her own. Once we can stop Bo from eating books it’ll make a nice bedtime story for him.  I would recommend this book.

Mr Rainbow - rainbow illustrations


A fun, colourful book for reception age children or younger. The addition of colouring pages at the back are a nice, interactive touch. My children certainly enjoyed it.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Children's Book Review: Mr. Rainbow by Richard Peters

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56 thoughts on “BEN’S ZONE: Children’s Book Review – Mr. Rainbow & Giveaway”

  1. It sounds like a lovely colourful book and I like the idea of colouring pages at the back. Mine are a little too old now but I do love a good picture book.


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