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Exclusive Cover Reveal: THERE IS A RAINBOW by Theresa Trinder and Grant Snider

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Looking for a bit of light amid the gloom? Inspired by the author’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming picture book There is a Rainbow might be for you.

Here’s a first look at the cover for There is a Rainbow by Theresa Trinder, illustrated by Grant Snider. It arrives on January 26, 2021 from Chronicle Books.

Some words about the book from the publisher:

On the other side of a window, there is a neighbor. On the other side of a sadness, there is a hug.

Sometimes we are separated by distance, sometimes by the way we feel. Even though the world is full of barriers that can make us feel unconnected, we are all just on one end of a rainbow. Connected by all that color and light, there is always something, or someone, waiting for us on the other side.

Poetically told with an uplifting message for some of life’s most difficult moments, There is a Rainbow encourages readers to look past their immediate surroundings and find comfort, community, and inner courage – all are closer than we might think.

Theresa Trinder spent a decade in the publishing division at Hallmark Cards, where she wrote and edited children’s books. She has also developed literacy curricula and has an MFA in Poetry. She was inspired to write this book by the rainbows made by her family during the COVID-19 Shelter in Place in Greenlawn, New York.

Grant Snider is an orthodontist by day, finding hidden hours to write, draw, and create cartoons and picture books, including What Color Is Night ? and What Sound Is Morning? . He hunts for rainbows in Wichita, Kansas with his family.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.