Age 3-5 | Hardback | 32 pages | 250 x 200mm
Publication August 2021 | ISBN 9781914079245
When Fletcher sees a dazzling rainbow, he is determined to help it shine forever. Guided by his friends, he chases it through the dripping wood… but the rainbow soon starts to fade. Once the last scrap of colour is gone, Fletcher feels he has failed - until he realises something wonderful!
Join Fletcher and his friends as they celebrate the glorious colours of autumn in this uplifting story of hope.
Books in the series:
- Fletcher and the Springtime Blossom
- Fletcher and the Summer Show
- Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
- Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas
- Fletcher and the Caterpillar
- Fletcher and the Rainbow
- Fletcher and the Rockpool
- Fletcher and the Stars
Julia Rawlinson is a writer of children’s poetry and picture books which have been recognised and sold internationally. Her other recent works include Sweet Dreaming, illustrated by Nicole Wong (Sourcebooks), Dragon’s Lost Roar, illustrated by Beccy Blake (Franklin Watts) and Mule School, illustrated by Lynne Chapman (Gullane Children’s Books). Julia is based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Tiphanie Beeke attended the Royal College of Art where she gained a Master’s degree in Illustration and has since specialised in children’s books. Her recent work includes illustrations for Fast Asleep in a Little Village in Israel by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod (Apples & Honey Press) and Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection by Charlotte Zolotow (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky). Tiphanie is based in Paris, France.
“It makes me want to take my water colours out in the world and paint what I see with puddle water or sea spray… the best inspiration for little bookworms to get outside and make an autumn rainbow of their own” - Jennie, Edspire
"Whether you want a story to introduce to young children the scientific ideas connected with rainbows or the natural world in autumn, hope and determination, or creative problem solving, this is a lovely starting point. Most important though, it’s a sweet, uplifting book for sharing and pausing to delight in the captivating, richly hued scenes of Fletcher’s journey. and that sparkling finale spread." - Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
"A story of friendship, the surprising beauty of nature, kindness, consideration and hope; Fletcher and the Rainbow will melt your heart and lend a quiet joy that will last all the autumn season, and all the year through. Charming, quietly adventurous, imaginative, delightful…filled with autumnal warmth." - Mary Esther Judy, FallenStar Stories
"The book is completely joyful and captivating. I’m sure it will be a big hit with youngsters, and parents/guardians too." - Whispering Stories
"Perfect for enjoying at home or at school, Fletcher makes a much loved addition to any book corner." - North Somerset Teachers' Award
"For children who love rainbows they can see how they can make their own from colours they can find in their everyday lives, especially those provided by nature." - Dawn Woods, The School Librarian
'This is a beautiful picture book, in both text and illustrations.' Sam Thomas, Book Bound