Rain Before Rainbows

Smriti Prasadam-Halls and David Litchfield

This is the most beautiful book, both verbally and visually striking. Written in rhyme and short-listed for Oscar’s Book Prize 2021 Rain before Rainbows, tells the story of how, when difficult times and worries arise, there is always a path out of the darkness into the light. The three or four words on each page have a wonderful lyricism to them which, combined with the richly-coloured and detailed illustrations, create a warm and poignant atmosphere. It is a book to cherish.

Published by Walker Books 

Perfect to read aloud

Reviewed by Justine Daniels