Rainbow Stew

By School Library Journal

Falwell’s familiar multimedia collages are at their best in deep cobalt, lime, and garnet in this celebration of family gardens. Awesome Grandpa not only prepares pancakes for breakfast, but also makes the most of a rainy day by gearing up his three grandchildren to harvest his veggies despite the weather, “lifting up the drippy leaves,/we see what colors grow.” The four fill their basket with kale, spinach, zucchini, radishes, and more. Luckily, Grandpa also endorses mud play, followed by thorough washing and a family preparation of Rainbow Stew. The author provides a slice of cozy family life. A lengthy recipe for the title dish appears on the final page.