Welcome to the treehouse

Join Laura, Seth and the Rainbow Monsters as we sprinkle kindness and colour, everywhere.

Seth is building a treehouse, but the Monsters won’t work together!

Can Seth convince his rainbow friends, that their differences make them better?

Seth wants to build a treehouse home,
however he knows he can’t do it alone.

The Rainbow Monsters help Seth on his way,
but of each other they don’t have a kind thing to say.

Grab a friend, cuddle up, settle down and lets see,
if Seth ends the day, with a house in a tree.

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Everyone's raving about Seth and his colourful pals...

"Rainbows and kindness rolled in to one beautifully written story. This is one of the most lovely books I've read to my children in ages. It sends out such a positive message about kindness and that our differences are what make us special and that we shouldn't be afraid that we're not all the same but instead celebrate these qualities. A firm favourite in our house!"
Amazon Reviewer
“Spreading kindness through monsters and rainbows. This is an absolute cracker of a book! Not only are the illustrations beautiful, the words and the story will melt your heart. As a teacher I have used this book in class and it is a perfect way to introduce kindness to children. The characters are relatable yet loveable. What Laura has created is a real treasure pot that needs to be used in every classroom. We often stop during class time to share #bemoreseth moments, children get to share kindness stories and it is wonderful to hear them speaking nicely to one another... It's a firm favourite in this house"

Waterstones Reviewer

Laura Maclennan

Author of Don’t Be Silly! featuring Seth and the Rainbow  Monsters and the upcoming sequal, Don’t Be Scared!

Laura is an experienced teacher, leadership coach, sprinkler of all things positive and magical, and a self-confessed lover of the 80s’ power ballad. When not playing with her children or working, Laura can be found sneaking a bar of chocolate on the stairs or reading in her book nook with a nice cup of tea. Laura grew up experiencing unkindness herself and then went on to teach across the curriculum, particularly drama, and within the Special Educational Needs sector. So she knows only too well how small differences can become large beacons for creating division and sadness. With this in mind, and having had her own children, Laura wanted to create something to teach children from a young age that kindess is stronger than unkindness and has more longevity; that our differences make us better. She also wanted to create a simple reminder of this for children to call upon when needed. With major ‘mam guilt’ because she has already written a book for her daughter, Eliza, Don’t Be Silly! Featuring Seth & the Rainbow Monsters was created for her son, Seth. Written just before rainbows became forever linked to the incredible NHS, the Rainbow Monsters were born, because real Seth is Laura’s ‘rainbow baby’ – the term used for a baby born after a miscarriage or other devastating baby loss. With imaginary Seth and his colourful monster friends, Laura wanted to honour the colour Seth has brought to her world, as well as to bring brightness and kindness to bedtime stories and classrooms everywhere. Laura hopes that the message of Don’t Be Silly! will resonate with all who read it and experiences her author workshops. That the story will create a ripple of kindness and acceptance, so that both her children and yours can be exactly who they are born to be, by remembering it’s ok to #bemoreseth.