The Rainbow Goblins by Ul de Rico / ISBN 9780500277591 / 32-page hardcover, about 12 x 10 inches, from Thames & Hudson
A book I wish I had growing up.
After seven goblins try to steal it, the Rainbow is careful never again to touch the earth.
Since its original publication in 1978, the fantastic colors, amazing detail, and sweeping scope of The Rainbow Goblins have irresistibly invited tens of thousands of children to plunge their imaginations into its vivid world. This charming allegorical tale is once again available in a new edition. 18 full-color illustrations.