Interest Level: K-3
How boring would it be if the world and everything in it were the color of dirt, clay, and stone? Pretty boring, right? Well many years ago, that's just how it was until one day it rained and then a rainbow came out. As the rainbow came down it bathed everything in color a little at a time. As all of the birds clamored to get a color of their own, the Great Bird noticed that one little Gouldian Finch remained grey. He was patiently waiting for his turn to get a color when the rainbow ran out of color. If the rainbow ran out of color how in the world can this sad little finch get any color? Or will he remain sad and grey the rest of his life? Read this incredible picture book to see what happens to the little finch.
How the Finch Got His Colors is a precious story of kindness, friendship, and learning that patience can most definitely be a virtue. This book has such a great lesson and the illustrations are absolutely incredible. The author also included in the back of the book some fun facts about the Gouldian Finch and discussion questions to ask your children. This is a must read book for anyone!
I am a K-6 librarian who is also a book and author nerd.