Spring 2022

Rainbow Hands

From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When a young boy paints his nails with his mom’s nail polish, he discovers the most important thing of all: the magic of being his true self.

As the long late summer day stretches ahead of them, a young boy eagerly looks forward to his favorite time—painting-your-nails time. He know that when he dips into those magical bottles of nail polish, he will discover a color to express his every mood and feeling. Purple is the color of magic and mystery. White is the color of endless possibilities. At times, his papa frowns and says, “What have you done to your nails?” At other times, he says, “Why don’t you paint on paper instead?” But the little boy knows that painting his nails makes his hands look beautiful.

This color-filled story celebrates the joy of finding out who you are and embracing the courage to be yourself.

Format Your Price Add
978-1-913747-74-9
$13.49
978-1-913747-75-6
$22.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-04-05
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039050, JUV039140, JUV051000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10.125 x 10.125
Lexile 510
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Booklist

“The innocent, gender-stereotype-defying tale joins a modest but growing number of picture books that introduce young people to tolerance for and celebration of the variety of human experience.”—Booklist

Author: Mamta Nainy

Mamta Nainy is an award-winning author of over thirty books. She is inspired by the unfettered imagination of children and is passionate about stories that are inclusive and empowering. Mamta identifies as gender fluid. She lives and dreams in New Delhi.

Illustrator: Jo Loring-Fisher

Jo Loring-Fisher is an artist, illustrator, and storyteller based in the United Kingdom. She holds an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She is the author and illustrator of Taking Time and illustrator of Maisie’s Scrapbook.

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