Perfect Picture Book Friday: DEAR RAINBOW BABY Plus Critique & Zoom Chat Giveaway

Hello dear friends! Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday. Today’s featured book is beautiful…but more than that, the message it carries will touch many hearts. The author, the lovely Samantha Gassman, is an amazing person…she shared how she came to write this story:

This book is very precious to me, as the first draft was written in the days following my miscarriage in Nov. 2019. Writing was a way of healing and recovering after the tragedy and forced me to look forward with hope. I learned of the offer of publication a week before my rainbow baby, Kayla, was born in Aug. 2020. She shares her birthday with the book, and coincidentally, National Rainbow Baby Day.

Dear friends, not only did Samantha open her heart and share her sorrow to help others with theirs, she is also offering an incredible giveaway: a Picture Book Critique PLUS a 30-minute Zoom chat. The winner is going to be one very lucky writer, that’s for sure. Please leave a comment at the end of this post to be entered in the giveaway. And if you help make this book’s launch a success by pre-ordering a copy of DEAR RAINBOW BABY via her Linktree link: – Samantha is going to send you a signed bookplate


Written by Samantha Gassman

Illustrated by Timothy Lange

Published by Clear Fork Press


Themes: New baby, loss, hope

Synopsis from Amazon:
The term “rainbow baby” refers to babies born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Because rainbows often occur after a storm, these babies represent healing and hope for the fTheuture. DEAR RAINBOW BABY follows a family’s transition from grieving their loss to welcoming their rainbow baby.

Why I Love This Book:
1. Beautifully written lyrical story of loss, hope, and new life that will touch every heart that hears it.
2. Gloriously illustrated – the illustrator gave great depth of emotion to each scene.
3. Based on the author’s own experience, this book is appropriate for children, but also perfect for adults who have suffered loss.


Photo courtesy: Shutterstock:

Oh my gosh…do you have wee ones and are wondering when they will be old enough for arts and crafts? Your wait is over! Check out this awesome website with activities such as Sensory Spaghetti, Edible Playdough, Painting with Ice Cubes and so many more.

Our favorite authors and illustrators need our help. You can, of course, buy their books. If you purchase a copy of DEAR RAINBOW BABY from Samantha’s Linktree link: ,she’ll send you a signed bookplate. And her book will reach more readers if you leave a review.

And definitely don’t forget to leave a comment on this blog post to be entered in the FABULOUS giveaway of a PICTURE BOOK CRITIQUE AND A ZOOM AUTHOR CHAT with this wonderful author!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Please stop by tomorrow to say hello to Carole Gerber who will be in the Will Write for Cookies house.

20 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday: DEAR RAINBOW BABY Plus Critique & Zoom Chat Giveaway

  1. Thank you for bringing this beautiful book out to the world. Many families ( including myself) have experience a loss and it is always difficult to explain it to a little one. I can’t wait to see it.

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  2. Samantha, thank you for sharing your Rainbow Baby story. I worked as an RN in labor and delivery for 14 years and had never heard of Rainbow Babies. What a lovely thing.

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  3. Congratulations Samantha (my granddaughter’s name, whose mom had a rainbow baby & myself!) I’m so happy that someone was able to take their emotions and capture them to write! Thank you for this precious book! I wish you much success and the many hearts you will touch!

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  4. I really love picture books that have an important message not only for the child, but for the adult reading it. Beautiful, and such a special story.

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