Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0 to 3
- Grade: p
A bright, collage-style board book about all of the wonderful things you can do after a rainfall, from the author of Town is By the Sea & illustrator of Atlantic Animal ABC.
Once the rain stops, what is there to do but go outside and explore your newly wet and sparkly backyard? In this counting board book, young readers will discover all the things the rain brings out: one puddle, four butterflies, nine wiggly worms. Joanne Schwartz's beautifully subtle text is complemented by Angela Doak's collage-style artwork, made with bits of recycled paper and foil wrappers, giving the illustrations interesting layers of colour and texture. A great introduction to counting, After It Rains is also a fun introduction to all the activities you can do after the rain!
About the authors
Joanne Schwartz was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her first picture book, Our Corner Grocery Store, illustrated by Laura Beingessner, was nominated for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Her other books include City Alphabet and City Numbers, with photos by Matt Beam, and two Inuit folktales with Cape Dorset elder Qaunaq Mikkigak — The Legend of the Fog, illustrated by Danny Christopher, and Grandmother Ptarmigan, illustrated by Qin Leng. Joanne has been a children’s librarian for more than twenty-five years. She lives in Toronto.
Angela Doak is a collage artist and photographer. All of her work is done first as collage, made up of fabric, candy and gum wrappers, misprints, junk mail, and just about anything else that fits the image she's making. She is also the illustrator of Atlantic Animal ABC and My First Book of Canadian Birds. Angela lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and two children.