by Karen McMillan
Rainbow Cove is the third destination in this wildly imaginative fantasy adventure series.
Kiri, Jed, and twins Emma, and Ethan, are now seasoned Elastic Island travellers. Children are likely to identify themselves with one or more of the main characters’ diverse personalities or with their hobbies as their interests vary from sports, books, music and technology.
Once they arrive on the island it doesn’t take our four adventurers long to figure out there’s something amiss at Rainbow Cove. Together with new friends they meet along their journey they investigate the latest mystery.
The vibrant illustrations on the cover are a drawcard for catching a young reader’s attention. Robustly constructed, this is a book that will cope with multiple handlings. The interior design is well laid out with a large font and a clean style that will appeal to independent readers.
Rainbow Cove is my favourite so far in this series as the storyline is more playful than in the first book. I particularly enjoyed experiencing Rainbow Cove filtered through the fun perspective of Blong the Cat – a most delightful character.
Although part of a series this can be read as standalone adventure and the seeds for Book Four have been firmly planted within Rainbow Cove.
Award-winning children’s author
Author: Karen McMillan
Publisher: Duckling Publishing