Home in the Rain

Home in the Rain

Book - 2017
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Waiting out a storm by the highway inspires a name for an unborn baby sister in a tender, exquisitely observed tale from the incomparable Bob Graham.

The rain is pouring down in buckets, and Francie and her mom are on their way home from Grandma's. As the little red car pulls into a picnic area to wait out the storm, the windows fog up, and Francie spells out Dad, Mom, and Francie with her finger. But the back window is waiting for another name, that of Francie's soon-to-arrive baby sister. What should they call her? Francie and her mother ponder this as they return to the road. Later, when they stop to fill up with gas, who will notice one mother lost in thought and a small girl dancing? Once again, as only he can, Bob Graham elevates a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment into a sublime tale full of nuance and heart.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9780763692698
Characteristics: unpaged pages 30 cm


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ArapahoeStaff2 Nov 15, 2017

I loved how the illustrations zoomed in and had a thread throughout the story. A sweet story about home and a new baby.

nmaryann Aug 09, 2017

“What will her name be, Mommy?” “Well, she’s not quite with us yet,” said Mom. "But when will she have a name, Mommy?" said Francie. "Soon," said Mom. "Sometime soon,"

A sweet tale about an expectant mother and her young daughter driving home after a visit to grandmas. The two decide on a name for the new baby: Grace.

Bob Graham's soft watercolour illustrations evoke the tender bond between mother and the soon to be big sister. A must read for families expecting a new addition!


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