From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant comes a vibrantly illustrated, poetic picture book tribute to the beauty and magic of a rainy day.
There is a softness and a quiet before the rain comes…
When rain is on its way, some people and animals hurry home and get cozy inside. But others stay out to soak up the glorious showers! Wet drops bounce on leaves and roofs, creeks fill up, trees take a shower, cats have a show, and everyone relishes the rain.
With lyrical words by award-winning author Cynthia Rylant and vibrant pictures by celebrated artist Lisa Congdon, this evocative picture book shows that rain is good for everyone.
Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, Motor Mouse, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Lisa Congdon is an author, illustrator, and fine artist. Her books include Round by Jennifer Ward and, for adults, her own Whatever You Are, Be a Good One; Art, Inc.; Fortune Favors the Brave; and The Joy of Swimming. She lives in Portland, Oregon. You can see more of her work at LisaCongdon.com.
Publisher: Beach Lane Books (April 25, 2023)
Length: 48 pages
Grades: P - 3
Ages: 3 - 8
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