This round-the-world photographic book set introduces young children to the concept of the world's people, the places they live, and how they work and play. Each book tours the globe to develop a strong interest in cultures and ethnic heritage while showing differences in young children.
When Francisco, a young Mexican American boy, tries to help his grandfather find work, he discovers that even though the old man cannot speak English, he has something even more valuable to teach Francisco.
With brilliantly-colored marker illustrations, "A Rainbow of Friends" demonstrates the timeless lesson of acceptance of others. This heartwarming book explains that each person is unique and adds immensely to the lives of others. Hallinan's verses encourage children to respect the disabled, to help those in trouble, and to reach out to the people around them. Full color.