In the Rain

by Elizabeth Spurr
Illustrated by Manelle Oliphant
Category: Series: In the Weather Themes:
Simple and evocative language and charming illustrations describe a girl's experience on a rainy day.
Price: $6.99
  • ISBN: 9781561458530
  • Publication date: 03/01/2018
  • Page Count: 22
  • Size: 5-7/8" x 6-1/2"
  • Age Range: 2-6


Simple and evocative language and charming illustrations describe a girl’s experience on a rainy day.

On a rainy day, a young girl makes a paper boat, splashes in puddles, makes mud pies, and has other springtime fun!

Elizabeth Spurr and Manelle Oliphant together create a perfect sit-in-your-lap reading experience for toddlers.


Elizabeth Spurr


Elizabeth Spurr holds a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. A former newspaper editor, she is the author of a number of children’s books.

Manelle Oliphant


Manelle Oliphant is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho and an artist and illustrator. She lives in Utah.


“This charming board book…will inspire conversation and simple science explorations.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Gentle rhymes…draws to mind Ezra Jack Keats’ A Snowy Day as she enjoys the small pleasures of playing in the elements… Manelle Oliphant’s illustrations infuse the book with joy and colors to brighten a cloudy day.” ―Booklist Reader


Best Children’s Books of the Year―Bank Street College of Education, 2019

More Details

Lexile: 210L
Themes: Imagination, Rain, Weather
BISAC 1: JUV029020 JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Weather
BISAC 2: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
BISAC 3: JUV014000 JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women