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Follow Me Friday- Children's Amazing Picture Books

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow 


This is the day of the week where we get to know each other better by answering a question devised by our lovely hostesses Parajunkee & Alisoncanread. Sounds like GFC is eventually going away..  so you may want to follow by email or bloglovin/feedly (I love both). And now for this week's question....




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Q. What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have kids, what are your favorites to read to them?

 A. I love picture books!  I am very excited about this question this week because I always like to tell everyone about The Rainbow Goblins by Ul De Rico.  This book is amazing.  The story is kind of creepy, but I was always a kid who liked a little horror.  This book was originally published in 1978.


This book is about 7 goblins (red, orange, indigo, green, yellow, blue, and violet).  These goblins lasso rainbows and drink from them.  They go to all the valleys and steal from the rainbows.  There is one valley that is not scared of the goblins coming and drinking their rainbow.   The goblins stay in a cave and the flowers over hear their plans... and well ... I guess I don't want to spoil it for you.  But it's amazing.    The art will blow you away.  It is originally done with oil and reproduced in this book.  Ul De Rico actually did a lot of work on the Neverending Story.  






















In the picture above it's the goblins sleeping and the colors above are what they are dreaming about.























Turns out that in 1996 Ul De Rico made another book in the series called the White Goblin.  I didn't really like that book. The art wasn't as amazing. 

What book did you pick??  I would love to see it!
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24 comments:

  1. Haha I don't remember ever reading this book but it sounds like first grader me would've loved it!
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    1. If you like Fantasy this is really an amazing book. I love it as an adult and have it displayed in my library!

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  2. First time I've ever heard of Rainbow Goblins but my goodness that looks beautiful!

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    Debbie @ Keep Calm & Read Romance

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    1. It is beautiful. I wish I could frame the artwork.

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  3. This sounds so great and the pictures are GORGEOUS!

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    Emily @All in a Book

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    1. I just love the colors... later in the book the flowers pour out all the colors from the rainbows and it is just beautiful.

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  4. Hopping through. Rainbow Goblins is new to me, but it's beautiful.
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    1. I can't believe how many people don't know about this book! It just got a reprint too!

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  5. I haven't heard of this one either.. but it looks amazing.

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    1. You have to check it out... for real.. go to your library.. NOW! :)

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  6. Wow! Those pictures are gorgeous! I haven't heard of this one either, but it seems I need to check it out. Old bloglovin follower.

    Donna @ A Happy Booker

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  7. Oh wow! That's awesome! Never heard of that one!

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  8. New to me but I like the illustrations. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Friday!

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/09/feature-and-follow-65.html

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  9. This is a really cool book. I haven't heard of this before but I love the art work. I might have to check this one out for myself.

    Just stopping by to say hi. Glad to see you were able to do the FF this week.

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    1. Hello!! I love this book and you should check it out.

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  10. The book you chose has such beautiful artwork.I wish I would have been introduced to this one!

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  11. Awesome response! I remember looking at this book when I was trying to find things to read for a St Patrick's Day/rainbow-themed Story Time. I didn't end up reading it...I don't remember why. Maybe it was too scary or too long, but I'll have to pick it up again & read it more closely just for myself. Seems really neat! And I love the "Neverending Story" connection!

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    http://thepookapicks.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/feature-follow-friday-9/

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    1. You know... it is a little scary. I'll admit. The goblins (spoilers) drown in the rainbow colors. Which is how the valley saves itself from them. I love it.. but others might now.

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