Lily's rainbow raises hope

A LITTLE girl’s love for a quirky bed-time story has evolved into the creation of a plasticine-illustrated picture book.

Lily Millwood, 8, is hoping to raise enough money to have her book The Rainbow Baby – which she designed and created out of plasticine – published. Picture: MARK JESSER

Lily Millwood, 8, is hoping to raise enough money to have her book The Rainbow Baby – which she designed and created out of plasticine – published. Picture: MARK JESSER

Lily Millwood was six years old when her mum Lucy started telling a story about the discovery of a rainbow baby in a box of eggs.

The re-creation of the story using plasticine began.

Two years later these colourful and detailed panels have been photographed for the charity-driven book, described as a story about tolerance and understanding.

Mrs Millwood said The Rainbow Baby would hopefully be published in November with the help of a $10,000 donation from the public.

She said the funding would pay for the printing of 5000 books, which would retail for $10 to raise $50,000 for St Giles.

‘‘It was a random bed time story that I used to tell Lily – she asked me to tell it so many times that I ended up writing it up,’’ Mrs Millwood said.

‘‘I bought over 30 packets of plasticine and she started making the characters.

‘‘It turned into something that was just too good.’’

Mrs Millwood said she hoped Lily’s story would inspire other children to bring their creativity to life.

Anyone who would like to donate to help publish The Rainbow Baby should call Danielle at St Giles on 63457333.

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