A Summertime Rainbow


Published with a companion volume (“A Nest in Springtime: A Bilingual Book of Numbers”), this delectable ode to springtime features a fluffy bunny threesome as they explore “yummy green grass” and a “spray of blossoms in the sky” (“That’s a rainbow”). With Mandarin Chinese characters on the left and English on the right, along with a Pinyin glossary and guide to Chinese tones in the back, the book will no doubt sate the needs of Tiger Moms and multicultural families alike. Happiest may be the child readers themselves who will relish the delicate gouache illustrations and the sensorial lushness of spring. -- New York Times