One Big Rain (Hardcover)

Poems for Rainy Days

By Rita Gray, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, 9781570917165, 30pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/22/2014)

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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

Over the years, Rita Gray's background in psychology and social work has given her the opportunity to work with children and their families, and this has allowed her to see the positive experience books present for kids. Rita spends her free time reading and writing poety. She's the author of several children's books, including MAMA MINE, MAMA MINE; EASY STREET; and THE WILD LITTLE HORSE. She and her family live in New York City.

Praise For One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days

"Soft and refreshing."
--Kirkus Reviews

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