Rainbow Stew

Written and illustrated by Cathryn Falwell

Hardcover: $17.95

Splish, splash, puddle dash!

It’s a rainy summer day, but the vegetables in Grandpa’s garden are just waiting to be picked. Yellow peppers, purple cabbage, red tomatoes, green zucchini, orange carrots, and more. So many colors! So many delicious ingredients to slice, chop, peel, and dice for a great big pot of mouthwatering Rainbow Stew.


Discover crafts, recipes, and art ideas at the Rainbow Stew book website.

Learn to teach close reading using a recipe.

Check out Rainbow Stew in the Building Classroom Community in Kindergarten unit and collection

Pair Rainbow Stew with a virtual field trip to learn about harvesting and craft project to make Rainbow Stew-inspired felt food by Amanda Boyarshinov from The Educators' Spin On It.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Cathryn Falwell - Author, Illustrator

has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, among them Lee & Low’s Rainbow Stew, David's Drawings, and Butterflies for Kiri, a “Choices” selection from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Falwell lives in Gorham, Maine, with her family. To find out more about Cathryn Falwell, visit her website:

About This Title


Hardcover: 9781600608476


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Bank Street College of Education

Guided Reading:




Interest Level:

Grades PreK - 3

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3


Nature/Science, Weather/Seasons/Clothing, Siblings, Sharing & Giving, Grandparents, Food, Farming, Environment/Nature, African/African American Interest, Exploring Ecosystems, Gratitude, How To, Informational Text, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Realistic Fiction, Respect/Citizenship, Water

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