Downpour by Emily Martin


Downpour by Emily Martin

A rainy day is usually the time to clomp around in rubber boots and discover worms and puddles and other such rainy day things. But this is no ordinary rainy day. Embark on a journey of discovery as the rain begins to wash away the color from the bright red poppies in a field. Follow the color red on its journey, page after page, as it infuses myriad quirky and everyday objects with its bright cheerful hue: from the beaks of curious birds to the big wheel at the faraway fair. In a fresh, poetic style, with bright splashes of color on each page, this high contrast book will allow young readers to learn about color and build their vocabulary while stimulating their senses.


Martin's rhythmic text and use of repetition and alliteration, coupled with graceful scenes of nature celebrating the day's downpour, make a soothing read aloud. --School Library Journal

About the Author

Emily Martin was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. She received her BA and MFA from Columbia University. Splitting her time between writing, translating, and teaching, she lives outside of Austin, Texas, with her husband and daughter and their numerous pets. Mara Shaughnessy is an illustrator and graphic designer with an MA in Teaching. She is the author and illustrator of Lego Man in Space. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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32 pages


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Publication date

18th April 2013



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