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.
Praise for Rain
"The gentle, uplifting text and the cheerful illustrations make this a good candidate for bedtime or naptime read-alouds.... As soothing as the patter of rain against a window."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Poetic text and cheery folk art–like digital illustrations invite young children to look forward to rain and all of the good things it brings."
— Horn Book Magazine
"Via keen observation and soothing repetition, lilting text from Rylant (Life) celebrates rain’s onset, and its regenerative, nourishing power."
— Publishers Weekly