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Goodnight, Rainbow Cats

Written & illustrated by Barbara Castro Urio
Published by Chronicle Books
3.75 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.5 / 5.0
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Nov 5, 2019
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What Does Bookroo Think of This Book

“This simple colors book has a clever cut-out design that delivers before being ruined by repetition”

“Who is asleep in the big white house?” Turning the pages of this larger-than-average board book, young readers follow along as twelve little cats, in a palette of colors that goes beyond your traditional rainbow, enter the white house one by one and fall asleep behind a cut out window just for them. Each page is almost identical to the last, as readers acknowledge the big white house, wish the previous cat goodnight, and greet a new cat with it’s own color and posture. Progress through the book is marked as additional windows filled with color appear in the great white house until at the end all windows beam with vibrant tones and the cut out is lifted to reveal all twelve cats sound asleep in as many positions as their are colors. While some may find the repetition comforting, more may find it downright boring as they turn page after page hoping for something exciting or novel and realize that nothing ever changes. With the use of twelve colors, Urio presses beyond the standard rainbow of colors but chooses fails to add much excitement with her choices.

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Publisher Summary

Say goodnight to 12 sweet, sleepy cats in every color of the rainbow!

It’s time to say goodnight, which means that each colorful cat comes home to curl up in the big white house. The youngest of readers will delight as each cat enters the house with the turn of a page, and one by one, the die-cut windows are infused with color.

With reassuring warmth, charm, and an early-concept “colors” hook, this bedtime-themed novelty board book and its endearing cast of cozy cats offers a memorable and soothing way for little readers and their loved ones to say goodnight.

What Kind of Book is Goodnight, Rainbow Cats

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • The cats seem to each have a bit of their own personality. Which is your favorite?

  • This book includes twelve different colors. Can you collect an item from around your house in each color?

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.0 / 7.0
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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
3.5 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Goodnight, Rainbow Cats

author & illustrator
Barbara Castro Urio

Bàrbara Castro Urío is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Barcelona.

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Publication Date:
November 5, 2019
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