Luke and Marion go for a walk to the pond with their cousin on a bright sunny day, spotting lots of animals on the way. But when they get there, it starts to rain. The twins love splashing about in the puddles, but the animals are nowhere to be seen! Where do they go when it rains?
The insects take shelter in the grass and leaves, while the ducklings huddle under their mother's wings. But the pigs are having fun rolling around in the mud in the farmyard! Young readers will love to spot the details in Gerda Muller's illustrations as they discover which animals love the rain as much as the twins, and which hide away until it passes.
From the creator of USBBY-honored A Year in our New Garden, this tenth anniversary edition of Where Do They Go When it Rains will delight young nature lovers.
'Unpredictable, stimulating and ultimately confidence-inducing ... Gerda Muller draws each activity and animal with great detail and attention.'
- The New York Times on A Year Around the Great Oak
'Realistic, delicate paintings use pattern, light and soft colors to track nature's transformation of the old oak tree during a single year in an innocent style reminiscent of Barbara Cooney. Simplified natural details of individual plants, birds and animals invite close inspection, while holistic scenes of the oak evoke an idyllic seasonal atmosphere. A charming celebration of the changing seasons.'
- Kirkus Reviews on A Year Around the Great Oak
'The beautifully detailed paintings invite close inspection as the seasons change'
- School Library Journal on A Year In Our New Garden
'Gerda Muller's enchanting illustrations, filled with details, will keep little readers engaged.'
- San Francisco Book Review
Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and later on, Ecole Estienne of Paris. She illustrated over 120 books for children and worked with many publishers. Her books have been translated in many languages. She is the illustrator of four board books for younger children, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears (all Floris Books).
Target Ages: 4-7
Pub Date: March 23, 2021
0.4" H x 11.7" L x 9.7" W