Catty Jane Who Hated the Rain (Hardcover)

By Valeri Gorbachev

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590787007, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2012

List Price: 16.95*
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Catty Jane hates the rain, A LOT. But her spirited friends love almost everything about it. Piggy frolics through the rain in her designer boots, twirling a matching umbrella. Froggy speaks poetically of the droplets' effect on the river's surface. And Goose splashes through the storm with verve and gusto. Can Catty Jane's friends help her overcome her aversion? In this satisfying story about friendship, Catty Jane learns a thing or two about having fun.

About the Author

Valeri Gorbachev is the author and illustrator of a number of children's books, including, Silly and Sillier by Judy Sierra and Little Bunny's Sleepless Night by Carol Roth. He immigrated from Ukraine in 1991 and now lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Gorbachev loves to walk in the rain and think about things . . . like his next book.

Praise For Catty Jane Who Hated the Rain

"Even the most dedicated hater of drippy days will be cheered by the concerted efforts of Catty Jane's coterie of friends. A good remedy for those rainy-day blues." —Kirkus Reviews

"The loving families, joyful friends, and action-filled pages should reassure even the most fearful storm watchers." —Publishers Weekly