Rainbow Bridge: Review Excerpts

Your book is absolutely wonderful and beautiful — I feel so good in recommending it to parents.

—Jeanne Elium
co-author with husband Don Elium
“Raising a Son, Raising a Daughter, Raising a Family, Raising a Teenager”


. . . early childhood teacher, Barbara J. Paterson and co-author Pamela Bradley use a gentle tone to communicate the feel — as well as the facts —of the Waldorf philosophy of education.

—May-June 2001 Mothering Magazine
listed in “ Latest and Greatest – Best Books for Your Family”


. . . Throughout the book she is able to impart that which is healthy for children while recognizing the difficulties of achieving it in modern life. She does not preach but manages to inspire.
For full review, click here.

—Joan Almon
Co-Chair, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN)
Coordinator, Alliance for Childhood
College Park, Maryland


Finally, a parenting book that makes sense! The suggestions work and are easy to incorporate into any lifestyle. As the mother of a preschool child I found this book to be reassuring and comforting…

It belongs on every parents’ nightstand, on bookshelves in our schools, and as required reading for elementary educators. I recommend this book to expectant parents, parents with young children, and anyone who values and understands the importance of a nurturing environment for children.

Amazon.com reviewer


This is a goooood book. Very inspiring. Easy and quick to read”, , , It’s as if she’s right there holding your hand and encouraging you. I mean me. Good, good, good.

—“BB The Mama”
Amazon.com reviewer

Preview / Purchase Beyond the Rainbow Bridge
Return to Reviews and Testimonials