‘When I woke up this morning, it was raining.’ We join the boy, watching the rain, agonising to go outdoors, while Grandad reads the newspaper, takes tea and receives a curious letter. This prompts a flurry of writing activity, while the boy imagines the floating city, the fancy dress acrobats, the musical boatmen all waiting outdoors, in the rain… There isn’t a moment to lose!

The story and glorious, Quentin Blake like watercolour pictures, weave a captivating, wonderful story of potential in the ordinary, of warmth and imagination in a grandson/ grandfather relationship. Sam Usher’s seasons’ series is adored by the Bookwagon team. We recommend ‘Rain‘ to all readers aged from 3 or 4 years old.



Sam Usher


‘Let’s wait for the rain to stop.’ So we watch and wait. We see Grandad receive a letter and struggle to write a reply. We watch the raindrops and dream of a floating city. This is a picture book wonder. We love Sam Usher’s beautiful season series; this title delights in rain bucket litres. We recommend it to readers aged from 3 or 4 years.


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