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How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney

How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney


The Sun and the Clouds are best friends. Together they keep the world warm, the gardens growing, and the sky full of beautiful rainbows. But one day they get into a fight and refuse to be in the sky together. And that means there are no longer any rainbows. Without rainbows, the colors start disappearing until Earth was left with no color … except for one little forgotten box of crayons in one little school desk.

Determined to save the rainbows and fix the Sun and Clouds’ friendship, the crayons draw rainbows all over town. Their attempts go unnoticed. Soon they realize that they’re going to have to do something big to get the attention of the former friends. So, the crayons create the biggest rainbow they can and hope it’s enough to bring color back to the world.

How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow teaches the importance of teamwork and perseverance through seven crayons with unique personalities and their desire to see the world in color.


Keira, 4 and Ava, 2 both absolutely adore this book. The illustrations are fun and childish which seems to particularly appeal to my girls. They both love colouring so much, they were excited to read a story about crayons.

The crayons themselves are adorable with a couple adult jokes thrown in that will go over kids heads but are entirely appropriate. Come on. Try not to giggle at a crayon posing existential questions!

How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow is well work picking up, and is a lovely hardcover children’s book, appropriate for kids 3-6 years old.



kathy downey

Sunday 4th of December 2016

Thanks for the review this sure sounds like a lovely book !