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Home in the Rain

By Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham

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

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.

  • Winner of the CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2017 and winner of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction.
  • Bob brought us a celebration of the sun in How the Sun Got to Coco's House - now he writes a story set against the backdrop of the fierce, epic and inspiring rain.
  • This is Bob Graham doing what he does best: this is a thoughtful and perceptive piece of storytelling, with a philosophical message about the extraordinary touching all our ordinary lives, wherever we are, whoever we are.

About the author

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.

ISBN: 9781406368239
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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