David Tennant narrates The World Made a Rainbow video for Save the Children

Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Save the Children have today released an animated reading of their September 2020 publication The World Made a Rainbow, narrated by the blockbuster star of stage and screen David Tennant. Inspired by the rainbows that children across the world created during the lockdown. 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.

£25,000 raised so far for Save The Children

David Tennant narrates The World Made a Rainbow video for Save the Children 1

The World Made a Rainbow 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 an astonishing £25,000 for the charity so far.

Share the story far and wide

Today’s animation of the book’s illustrations – with text read by David Tennant – serves to get the story out even farther and wider than before. The author Michelle 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.’

David Tennant’s reading can be viewed on Bloomsbury’s Youtube channel and Save the Children’s social media channels. Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential. In the UK and around the world, we make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning, so they can become who they want to be.

8 Comments

  • Lisa Jackson

    March 18 at 1:17 pm

    What a lovely video. I think I’ll get a copy of this book for my kids 🙂

    1. Sabina Green

      March 18 at 2:31 pm

      It’s a beautiful book and really resonates with the children right now x

  • Amy – All about a Mummy

    March 18 at 1:53 pm

    I love David Tennant! This is such a lovely story. I will have to grab a copy for my kids.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 18 at 2:31 pm

      It has been so beautifully illustrated, my children love it x

  • Kara Guppy

    March 18 at 5:07 pm

    I could listen to David’s voice over and over again, I will certainly be watching this with the kids

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 11:22 pm

      He does have a lovely voice x

  • sarah

    March 18 at 8:08 pm

    Ah this looks so lovely! What a great idea. The colours look amazing, x

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 11:23 pm

      It’s such a beautiful story, it’s perfect for children right now x

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