Monday, June 28, 2010


Peter Spier 1997

Peter Spier has illustrated some wonderful books. Rain relies on his detailed illustrations to tell the story and they never fall short. We follow a brother and sister as their mother hands them an umbrella and lets them out to explore in the rain. In typical child fashion they play under the rain spout, watch the water rush down the gutter, see ducks and geese in the pond and splash in puddles. Then it’s home for a steaming bath, some hot dinner and finally bedtime where outside their windows the rain is still coming down. I don’t know how he does it, but just by looking at the pictures you can almost hear and feel and smell all that the children experience.


  1. A sudden rainy day can send me scrambling indoors to open again this book I enjoyed with my small children.

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