Project Description

In the Rain
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In the Rain

by Elizabeth Spurr
illustrated by Manelle Oliphant

Simple and evocative language and charming illustrations describe a girl’s experience on a rainy day.

In this gently rhyming board book, a young girl makes a paper boat, splashes in puddles, makes mud pies, and has other springtime fun!

Elizabeth Spurr and Manelle Oliphant together create a perfect sit-in-your-lap reading experience for toddlers.

Format: Board Book
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-1-56145-853-0
Publication Date: 3/1/2018
Page Count: 22
Size: 5-7/8″ x 6-1/2″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
Lexile: 210L
Themes: Imagination, Rain, Weather
BISAC 1: JUV029020 JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Weather
BISAC 2: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
BISAC 3: JUV014000 JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women


“This charming board book…will inspire conversation and simple science explorations.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Gentle rhymes…draws to mind Ezra Jack Keats’ A Snowy Day as she enjoys the small pleasures of playing in the elements… Manelle Oliphant’s illustrations infuse the book with joy and colors to brighten a cloudy day.” ―Booklist Reader


Best Children’s Books of the Year―Bank Street College of Education, 2019

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Meet the Author

Elizabeth Spurr

Elizabeth Spurr holds a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. A former newspaper editor, she is the author of a number of children’s books. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Manelle Oliphant

Manelle Oliphant is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho and an artist and illustrator. She lives in Utah. You can visit her website here.