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Home in the Rain

Home in the Rain

The extraordinary touches a seemingly ordinary moment of family life, in this tender, heart-warming story from the award-winning Bob Graham.

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ISBN 9781406368239
Barcode 9781406368239
Published 1 October 2016 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Graham, Bob
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781406368239
ISBN-10 1406368237
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 October 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Graham, Bob
Category General Picture Books
Picture Storybooks
CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017: Picture Books
CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017: Early Childhood
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 255mm
Height: 295mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 152g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 663597

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Thought-provoking storytelling, as ever, about a family finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. The Bookseller
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including How to Heal a Broken Wing, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and April Underhill: Tooth Fairy. His 2011 title, A Bus Called Heaven, is endorsed by Amnesty International UK and was the winner of the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award - a prize Bob has won an unprecedented six times. In 2014, Silver Buttons was awarded a prestigious Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australia. Bob lives in Melbourne.

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