Bloomsbury Children’s Books and charity Save the Children have today (15th March) released an animated reading of their September 2020 publication, The World Made a Rainbow, narrated by actor David Tennant.
Inspired by the rainbows that children across the world created during lockdown and in response to Covid-19, The World Made a Rainbow by Michelle Robinson and Emily Hamilton is "a reassuring story that serves as a perfect reminder of fun, hope and togetherness in the toughest of times".
The book was first published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books as a drop-in title for September 2020, as a book with a timely message that resonates across generations. With a donation on every copy sold going to Save the Children, the book has raised £25,000 for the charity so far.
Robinson said: "I’m so glad that the words I wrote to reassure my own loved ones have been helpful to so many others. I am delighted to have David Tennant reading the story for this special video in support of Save the Children, which I hope will get the book out to new readers and serve as a comfort in these ongoing, challenging times. I can’t wait until we’re all safely back together, making new memories, and this book becomes a piece of our shared history – a way of showing our children’s children what family life was like for many during lockdown.’
Tennant’s reading can be viewed from 3.30 p.m. this afternoon on Bloomsbury’s YouTube channel as well as Save the Children’s social media channels.