Sam and Granddad brave the rain and floods and have the best adventure ever!
The simple story line is made magical by Usher’s watercolor-and-ink artwork, a mix of Bob Graham and Quentin Blake, but his charming elaborations give the pictures a feel all their own. This is especially true in the spreads that capture the blurry, mesmerizing moments of rain—and the sunshine moment when you step outside.
Sam wants to go out, but it’s pouring rain, so Granddad says they need to stay inside until the rain stops. Sam drinks hot chocolate and reads his books and dreams of adventures while Granddad does some paperwork. When Granddad needs to mail his letter, it’s time to go out—despite the rain and floods—and Sam and Granddad have a magical adventure. The follow-up to the acclaimed Snow, this is the second title in a four-book series based on the weather from creator Sam Usher. It’s a magnificent adventure that blurs the lines of reality to create a wondrous journey into the magic of the outdoors. Love!
About the Author: Sam Usher’s first book, Can You See Sassoon?, was long-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal and short-listed for the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Snow, the companion book to Rain, was long-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in England.
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