True saves her friend Bartleby! Bartleby wasn’t supposed to play with Zee’s Zingy Zapper, but he couldn’t resist. Now everything he touches clings to him! How will True get him out of this very sticky situation? Based on the top-rated animated series.
About True and the Rainbow Kingdom: True is a fearless eight-year-old who helps the whimsical citizens of the Rainbow Kingdom alongside her best friend, Bartleby the Cat. When something goes awry in the Kingdom, True is the only one with the ability to wake the powers of the Magical Wishes of the Wishing Tree. True works to solve the problems in the Rainbow Kingdom, so she can keep the citizens safe and empower those around her with imagination, empathy, and mindfulness.
About the authors
Robin Bright is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language arts, reading, writing, and gender. Previously, Dr. Bright taught elementary school for ten years. She has written several books (including Write from the Start, published by Portage & Main Press in 2001) and numerous articles on learning to read and write. In her work as an educator, Dr. Bright provides student teachers and experienced teachers alike with stimulating professional development activities related to the literacy needs and interests of Canadian children, especially teens. She and her family enjoy reading and travelling together.
SERIES REVIEW FROM COMMON SENSE MEDIA | FIVE-STARS | COMMON SENSE SEAL: Parents need to know that True and the Rainbow Kingdom is an animated series whose main character helps her friends solve their problems with a combination of magic and old-fashioned determination. The show is rich in positive examples of compassion, empathy, and kindness, made even more obvious in contrast to the actions of True's self-absorbed friend, Grizelda. The stories are less simplistic than many others geared toward the preschool set, and viewers will notice that the characters' efforts often don't achieve the desired result on the first (or even second) try, requiring patience and perseverance to prevail. Vibrant animation, whimsical characters, and wonderful music round out this endearing series. —commonsensemedia.org
Other titles by Robin Bright
The Little Prince Plants a Seed
Baby's First Words: Halloween
The Journey of The Little Prince
With stars that glow in the dark!
Squeeze ‘n’ Squeak: Wild Animals
Press my fluffy tummy!
Squeeze ‘n’ Squeak: Welcome to the Farm!
Press my fluffy tummy!
Baby's First Words: Birthday Party
Baby's First Words: Easter
My First ABC
From ABC to XYZ
Baby's First Words: Christmas
Funny and Fascinating Animals!
My First Wild Facts Book