Rainbows Are the Best by Karen Hutchins Pirnot Illustrated by Sandra Hutchins Allen


Rainbows Are the Best by Karen Hutchins Pirnot
Illustrated by Sandra Hutchins Allen

Rainbows are the Best A child remembers all the little things that make for a wonderful Familiy, nature and the wonders of action and color make for a happy life.

MSRP: $12.95
Available Soon at Karen’s website

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: The Peppertree Press (April 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193605101X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936051014
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My Thoughts

The content and title of Rainbows Are the Best was suggested by Dr. Pirnot’s five year old granddaughter. It is a rhyming story of a child’s view of family, nature and all of the things that make a happy life. What a smart little five year old!

I love this beautiful and colorful book for children. It is precious for a child to read, or for you to read it to your child. Even the font will capture your child’s attention! The Illustrations are by Dr Pirnot’s sister Sandra Allen, and they are awesome, capturing the young readers attention right off the bat! All of Dr. Pirnot’s books are worth purchasing not only for the story but for the illustrations. I highly recommend this book to anyone that has children!

For an autograph copy of The Blue Penguin and other books by this author, visit her website.

I want to thank the author Karen Hutchins Pirnot for providing a copy of this book for me to review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine alone.


About the Author and Illustrator

Dr. Karen Pirnot

Dr. Pirnot has worked with children and families in various capacities for the past fifty years.  While in private practice in Iowa, she worked extensively with children and adults in the juvenile justice system.  She has also worked in consultating for schools and hospitals.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Pirnot has spoken to groups and lectured in universities.  In addition to her work with children and families, Dr. Pirnot has worked with female inmates in the prison system and with death and dying issues with geriatric residents in long term care facilities.

Dr. Pirnot is married, with three children whom she raised prior to her return to school for graduate work.  After moving from Iowa, she had a private practice in Sarasota, Florida prior to her retirement in 2005.

Following her retirement, Dr. Pirnot began to publish books she had written during her clinical practice years.  She writes about the imagination and motivation of children while attempting to empower the child characters in her books.  Many of her adult novels also contain interactions with children, with emphasis on respectful and growth-oriented interactions between and among the generations.  Dr. Pirnot is currently engaged in writing about character disorders which prevent healthy interactions between individuals and couples.

Dr. Pirnot is available for speaking engagements and book signings.  All queries for personal appearances should be directed to publisher Julie Ann Howell at Peppertree Publishing.


The Illustrator Sandra Hutchins Allen taught classical music to students in various states prior to her retirement at which time she began to develop her latent watercolor skills. She is the sister of Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot.






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