Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Rainbabies

We really haven't gotten our share of April showers this year, but the flowers are blooming nonetheless.  We've always loved the story in this book.  It's interesting that a common devise in fairy/folk tales is a childless couple longing for a child of their own.  Here there's a good dose of magic, love, nature and a bittersweet but happy ending.

Laura Krauss Melmed
illustrated by Jim LaMarche 2004

Jim LaMarche's pictures are every bit as warm and sweet as the story. 

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