Hope Is a Rainbow

Hope Is a Rainbow

by Hoda Kotb

Narrated by Hoda Kotb

Unabridged — 3 minutes

Hope Is a Rainbow

Hope Is a Rainbow

by Hoda Kotb

Narrated by Hoda Kotb

Unabridged — 3 minutes

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Beautiful illustrations and universal takeaways of positivity make this an immensely re-readable picture book sure to inspire young minds to get out there and make a difference.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and cohost of NBC's TODAY Hoda Kotb comes a new book about finding hope in ordinary places.

What do you hope for? What do you dream?

Hoda Kotb's new book is a lyrical celebration of hope in children and teaching the youngest readers how to reach for their dreams--whether they are as big as the night sky or as small as a bowl of purple ice cream. It's a lesson in optimism and what a positive outlook can bring.

Hope Is a Rainbow is a can't-miss audiobook for any child who dares to dream. It's a story that honors the childlike wonder and curiosity that exists in all of us, young and old.

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Kirkus Reviews

Uplifting messages of positivity from the Today show anchor.

Hope springs eternal, so the saying goes. Kotb agrees, here delivering to children the cheery news that hope lives inside all of them and that whatever they might wish for can be theirs. All they need is a sunny outlook, and the possibilities for happy outcomes are virtually endless. Children’s dreams can be in-the-moment ones—like purple ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry—or more far-ranging ones, such as growing tall enough to reach that high shelf easily or for hair that’s long enough to braid. It doesn’t matter, the author reassures young readers. Your aspirations will be realized, so don’t give up on them—just keep believing in them and, most of all, in yourself. Throughout, Kotb calls hope a rainbow, a feeling, a gift, and a wish. Hope is “new friends you’ll find— / friends who are loving and funny and kind.” Hope is “practicing your heart out, letter by letter.” The book’s overarching theme is upbeat, but its bouncy rhyming text is clumsy. The child-appealing illustrations are colorful and lively, though they have a generic look. The cast of wide-eyed characters is racially diverse; some have visible disabilities.

Pleasant enough but not particularly original. (Picture book. 4-7)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159641601
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Publication date: 03/05/2024
Edition description: Unabridged
Age Range: Up to 4 Years
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