One Big Rain

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One Big Rain

Poems for Rainy Days

By Rita Gray; Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781570917165, 30pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010

Go on... get wet
Rita Gray has compiled twenty poems about precipitation, each written by well-known poets such as Kyoshi, Eve Merriam, Lilian Moore, and Carl Sandburg. Divided into poems written about rain within each of the four seasons, this compilation offers the reader a chance to revel in the beauty of precipitation and the poetry it inspires. The variety of poems opens the door for discussion of poetic styles, while Ryan O'Rourke's playful, yet sophisticated illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages.

About the Author
Rita Gray is the author of several acclaimed picture books for children. Raised in Southern California, she studied Psychology and Social Work in New York City, where she lives today with her family. During this time, along with knowledgeable teachers, artists and therapists, Rita worked with children and their families. She came to understand that a good book "holds an experience for a child, one that can be visited again and again." Visit her website at

Praise For One Big Rain

"Soft and refreshing."
--Kirkus Reviews

"This attractive collection offers a delightful introduction to nature poetry."
--School Library Journal