#BookReview: Eve and Scribbles – The Great Rainbow Chase by Mark Rusk and Leysan Shayakbirova (Illustrator) #ChildrensFiction #LifeLessons

Hi everyone. Today I have a book review for you for a children’s book by an author new to me, Mark Rusk, with wonderful illustrator, Leysan Shayakbirova. Next week, I’ll have a poetry review for you. Here’s my review >>>

About the Book:

Sure, we’ll see and learn lots of colours as we journey, but that’s not what this tale is about!  More importantly, we’ll find out what it takes to get to our goal, and above all else, make sure we enjoy the adventure while it’s happening!    “So let’s do it, before the sky gets any duller!      Nothing to it, I assure you, just follow the colour!”

Eve and Scribbles love adventuring – drizzly sky or not!  See what happens once the sun peers through the rain drops, as they jaunt through the vibrant hues of the rainbow on a multi-coloured escapade! A spooked ginger cat, a soothing blue whale and a noisy yellow duck are among the colourful sights Eve and Scribbles stumble across as they parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Leysan Shayakbirova’s flat, boldly coloured illustration. Combined with Mark Rusk’s singsong text, they create fantastical images of a swashbuckling adventure through the colours of the rainbow!
The Great Rainbow Chase  is an unforgettable story of imagination and adventure.  From audacious and funny to creative and clever, the rhythmic rhyme expresses all the brilliance and originality of children at play. With beautiful and humorous illustrations, and a myriad of striking and colourful scenes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over (and over!) to kids at story time and bed time! A great gift for any occasion and especially for all intrepid little girls and fans of rhyming picture books.  The Great Rainbow chase  has an educational and touching message that applies to everyone, young and old!

My Review:


A fun, colourful book about adventure and enjoying the journey rather than only focusing on the goal

A rhyming book about a girl and her friendly little fox. I love the rhymes, the vivd colours, and the message in this awesome children’s read.  I totally love that not only does this great story take a child through the colour spectrum, but it teaches an important message at the same time. The pictures below say way more than I can. Highly recommended! …














A solid five stars from me.


NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.

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I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 


12 Comments on “#BookReview: Eve and Scribbles – The Great Rainbow Chase by Mark Rusk and Leysan Shayakbirova (Illustrator) #ChildrensFiction #LifeLessons

  1. Great review, Harmony 🙂 This looks like a fun one for kids.