As adults, being outside in the rain is not often an enjoyable experience. But imagine a child experiencing this weather phenomenon for the first time—the awe, excitement, and joy that emerges. With In the Rain, Elizabeth Spurr and Manelle Oliphant’s third and final board book in the In the Weather series, readers can revisit all of the emotions and fun that comes with a rainy day.
In this gently rhyming board book full of simple, evocative language and charming illustrations, a girl makes a paper boat, splashes in puddles, makes mud pies, and has other springtime fun with her pet dog by her side. While encouraging outdoor exploration and play for young children, the protagonist’s fun adventures will introduce the earliest readers to all of the sensory experiences and emotions that come with the wet weather of spring. In the Rain also makes for a perfect sit-in-your-lap reading experience for toddlers, regardless of the conditions outside.