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The End of the Rainbow
An I Like to Read® Book Level E
by Liza Donnelly
Liza Donnelly, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 9 1/4 x 9 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823432912 | 01-15-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Friendship
Recommendations: SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.1.1, 1b, 1e, 1j, 2, 2a, 4, 5, 5c, 6
RF.1.1, 1a, 2, 3, 3g, 4a, 4b, 4c
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2-6
W.1.1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8
RL.1.1, 2-4, 7, 9

About the Book

After the rain a rainbow follows, begging the question, What is at the end?

A young girl sets out to answer this question and along the way invites Rabbit, Bird, Turtle, and Horse to join her. The group is anxiously awaiting the rainbow's end, when suddenly, the arc is gone. While the group does not find the end of the rainbow, they realize that they have found something even better: wonderful new friends!


"This enchanting story might inspire readers to set out on adventures of their own."—School Library Journal

About the Series

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!


Read an exclusive Q&A with author Liza Donnelly!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What does each character wish for at the end of the rainbow? RL.K-1.1, 3

2. Write a sentence and draw a picture of what you would wish for. W.K-1.1

3. How did the story end? Were you surprised? What is the lesson of the story? RL.K-1.2

4. Research rainbows as a group. ( has a wonderful, easy rainbow experiment.) Create your own rainbow picture using ROY G BIV (the colors of every rainbow!). W.K-1.7, 8

Readers' Guide
THE END OF THE RAINBOW: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.