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Home in the Rain

Written by Bob Graham

Illustrated by Bob Graham

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LoveReading View on Home in the Rain

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 Synopsis

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.

Home in the Rain Press Reviews

Thought-provoking storytelling, as ever, about a family finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781406368239
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406368239
Publication date: 6th October 2016
Author: Bob Graham
Illustrator: Bob Graham
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Bob Graham

Winner of the Kate Greenaway and Smarties Gold Medals and the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times, Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children’s books, including How to Heal a Broken Wing and Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child.  Bob Graham lives in Victoria, Australia, with his wife, Carolyn, a printmaker who makes landscapes out of lino and wood. They have two grown-up children, Naomi, a musician and refugee worker living in London, and Peter, an artist in Melbourne making big, beautiful, ethereal paintings in oil. They have two grandchildren, ...

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