The Rainbow Snail by Karin Åkesson – Book Review

The Rainbow Snail by Karin Åkesson – Book Review

The Rainbow Snail by Karin Akesson

The Rainbow Snail

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Blue like the raindrops. Green like the soft grass. Yellow like the warm sun. This is the story of how the rainbow snail came to be. It takes sun and rain to make a rainbow, and what better combination of colors could there be?

Review by Stacey

The Rainbow Snail is a young children’s picture book that teaches little ones about different colours. Snail wonders what it would be like to be violet like some flowers, from then on the snail wonders about all different colours including, blue, red, orange, yellow, indigo, and green.

The illustrations are quite minimal but large. They all emphasise the snail (who gets bigger with each colour) and whichever colour the page is showcasing, such as blue raindrops or green grass. The text is in a handwritten style and is quite short too, perfect for little readers.

The story is a little basic but that is what you want for very young readers up to around three years old as their concentration span isn’t long enough for longer books, plus, this gets right to the heart of what it is about, teaching children colours.

Overall, this is a wonderful tool for educating children about the colours of the rainbow. It has a gentle storyline that works perfectly and is quite adorable too.

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Karin Åkesson


Karin Åkesson is inspired by her Swedish heritage and wants to emphasize the sunny things in life. She creates and sells prints of her beautiful art, homeware, and stationery all over the UK and Europe. Clients include The British Heart Foundation, the Guardian, the Independent, the Telegraph, Habitat, Saatchi and Saatchi, and Veuve Clicquot.​

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