Title: Rainstorm
Author: Barbara Lehman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books
Awards: 2008 ALA Notable Book for Children, 2007 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, 2007 New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Publication Date: 2007
Genre: Wordless Picture Book, Fantasy
Audience: Gr. Pre-K-2

Overview: Rainstorm is a visual fantasy set on a rainy day. Two different worlds are merged when a key is found. The characters’ adventure takes them through a journey and they meet on the other side. The simplicity of the drawings makes the fantasy journey believable and enchanting.

Activity: Draw a fantasy place you would go, if you were stuck inside on a rainy day.

Reviewer’s Name: Darby Hewes