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THE RAINBOW AND YOU by E.C. Krupp

THE RAINBOW AND YOU

By E.C. Krupp (Author) , Robin Rector Krupp (Illustrator)

Age Range: 6 - 8

Pub Date: April 30th, 2000
ISBN: 0-688-15601-0
Publisher: HarperCollins

The enthusiasm that lights up the Krupps’ previous science books (The Moon and You, 1993, etc.) shines in this busy disquisition on rainbows. The author discusses the conditions (unique to Earth) necessary for rainbows; what exactly we are seeing in the lawn sprinkler or up in the clearing sky; Isaac Newton’s demonstration that the rainbow's colors are contained in natural light; and even some of the rainbows in mythology. The illustrator creates a multi-hued leprechaun dubbed with the old mnemonic “Roy G. Biv” to guard that nonexistent pot of gold, and to act as a sort of teacher's assistant. Skipping as it does over so much territory, this refreshing break from the many conventional treatments of the subject is more a consciousness-raiser than a book of specific facts or projects for young experimenters. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)