Home in the Rain
Written by Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham
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Bob Graham uses a drive through pouring rain to tell a tender story, one of those little dramas that are such an important part of ordinary life. Francie and her mum are driving back home from Grandma’s, Francie’s baby sister kicking inside her mum’s tummy. Their little orange car shines like a beacon in between the huge trucks on the motorway, and when they pull off the road to eat their sandwiches. Later, while they are filling up at a petrol station, Francie splashes in the rainbows made by the oily puddles and, unnoticed by anyone, Mum suddenly finds the name for the new baby. There’s lots for children to read in each of the illustrations, which are full of a wonderful warmth and humanity too. ~ Andrea Reece
Home in the Rain by Bob Graham
From multi-award winning author-illustrator Bob Graham comes a tender, touching story of family life, perfect for sharing when a new baby is on the way.
Francie and her mum, who is expecting a baby girl, are driving home from Grandma's in the heavy rain. When they're still far from home, they stop for a picnic. And as the car steams up, Francie presses her little finger on the window, spelling out Daddy and Mummy and leaving one space free, ready and waiting for the name of her soon-to-be sister...
A beautifully observed celebration of the way inspiration can, and often does happen in the most ordinary and unlikely of places.
Thought-provoking storytelling, as ever, about a family finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. The Bookseller
About the Author
Interest Age: From 5
More books by Bob Graham
Walker Books Ltd
6th October 2016
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