The Gray Day: An Acorn Book (Rainbow Days #1) (Paperback)
In this sparkly, full-color early reader series, Zoya and her puppy, Coco, love to make art -- even on a rainy day!
Pick a book. Grow a Reader!
This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!
Zoya loves to make art with her puppy, Coco. It is a perfect day to paint outside -- until it begins to rain! Zoya and Coco rush back inside with their art supplies. But together -- and with a splash of glitter -- they find creative ways to brighten the gray day.
With Kai Robinson's vibrant, full-color artwork and Valerie Bolling's engaging, easy-to-read text throughout, this sparkly series is perfect for beginning readers!
About the Author
Valerie Bolling is passionate about creating stories in which all children can see themselves and feel seen and heard, valued and validated. She is the author of five picture books: Let's Dance! (a SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner), Together We Ride, Together We Swim(a 2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist), Ride, Roll, Run: Time for Fun!, and Bing, Bop, Bam: Time to Jam!,and Rainbow Days, a Scholastic Acorn early reader series. A graduate of Tufts University and Teachers College, Columbia University, Valerie has been an educator for 30 years. She lives in Connecticut with her husband where they enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, going to the theater, and dancing.
Kai Robinson is a digital illustrator and designer with a BFA in Illustration from Montserrat College of Art. Rainbow Days, written by Valerie Bolling, is their debut early reader series. Kai is based in New England.
Praise for Rainbow Days: The Gray Day by Valerie Bolling:An early reader bursting with color, art, and sparkles. Sentences are brief enough for those learning to read but retain interest and immediacy as Zoya goes on her creative journey. Illustrations are warm and vibrant, perfect for a book about an artist and her puppy. A how-to-draw guide is included at the end to help readers create [their own drawings]. VERDICT: A colorful, lovely addition to every early reader collection. --School Library Journal
Praise for Let's Dance! by Valerie Bolling:
2021 Crystal Kite Award Winner
"In onomatopoeic, rhyming text, Bolling encourages readers to dance in styles including folk dance, classical ballet, breakdancing, and line dancing." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Debut author Bolling presents 10 forms of dance in short, rhyming stanzas. A fun and lively title." -- School Library Journal