Childhood is evoked on the first page; ‘Playtime, studytime naptime, snacktime, storytime…The days stretch on for ever and ever.’ And doing just what he sees his mother do, this little boy paints his fingernails. For his favourite time is painting-my-nails-time. The boy selects different colours for his many different moods, e.g. a perfect purple for mystery; an infinite white for possibilities; the brightest yellow for the blinding colour of the sun. He chooses smiling blues, mossy greens, glowing oranges. Although questioned by his father, ‘Why not paint on paper instead?’ his nail-painting is accepted, just as he is. And when on some crazy days he feels sad, happy, angry and dreamy all at once, then he paints each nail a different colour…he catches a rainbow in his hands! This quiet tale of family life unfolds gently, each mood sympathetically illustrated in soft, fuzzy colours, every page turn bringing a new colour palette. A positive body story about celebrating an individual’s identity.
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Illustrator: Jo Loring-Fisher