“The Boots Rain” was born as a poem and remains so in this newly minted Book One of Kelly Anne Manuel’s Rainbow’s End Series. In this story the Child is invited on a journey to experience an entirely new event that the narrator is so eager to share. The narrator describes this fictitious occurrence with such wonder, amazement and vigor, that the Child will naturally join in for the fun.
“The Boots Rain” offers a standing invitation to the Child. Journey to the tail of a rainbow’s end and see what fantastical adventures await. In “The Boots Rain” the Child will experience a fun and unique way to look at rain in a different light. The story is meant to be a challenge to the regular idea of rain boots and the author hopes to spark curiosity and discussion.
The simple words take on new meaning as the illustrations pair perfectly with their presentation. The illustrations lead the way to an adventure where considering a different approach to a common event in nature is expected. The Child’s imagination will be ignited with possibilities as all manner of images leap off the page.
Children are naturally able to imagine events that are characteristic of a playful youth. Why not join the narrator on a discovery mission to find out exactly what a Boots Rain is? In this story the author invites the Child to actively engage in flexing their imagination muscle while visually stimulated with color, rainbows, and even a unicorn.
It is in Early Childhood that futures are being constructed. “The Boots Rain” is a tool in a Caregiver’s toolbox to assist with that healthy formation. The idea that every boot that falls in the Boots Rain is unique, individual and one of a kind, is an important message that the author wants to relay. The Child who reads this book will be rewarded with a fantastical insight to what magical events occur at the tail of a rainbow’s end.